(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Courtney Rogers, a former employee for the Compass Group USA Inc., took action against the company after it fired her for refusing to participate in a program allegedly discriminating against white male employees.
The company is one of the world’s largest employers, boasting big-name clientele such as Dodger Stadium, San Francisco International Airport, Uber, Snapchat, Netflix, Disney Studios and more, according to the Epoch Times.
The Compass Group previously scored brownie points with the woke left for promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion standards and programming, winning itself a spot on the Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity from 2018 to 2022.
Rogers worked as a recruiter on the internal mobility team, posting job listings, reviewing applications and reviewing applicants suitability for particular positions.
Another task she performed was the oversight of “Operation Equity,” a diversity program offering special training, mentorship and promotions to female or colored employees. White men were not eligible to receive such benefits.
Rogers’s statement revealed that she informed high-level executives that the program was illegal and she did not feel comfortable participating.
The executives informed Rogers that “this is the direction the world is going, jump on the train or get run over,” and “we are not here to appease the old white man.”
The program launched in March of 2022, and upper-level managers assured Rogers that she was exempt from participating and not face punishment for her views.
Despite the assurance of no retaliation, The Compass Group fired Rogers in November of 2022 after her refusal to participate. Her managers gave her positive feedback leading up to her termination.
The stated reason for her termination was “failure to perform job duties.”
Rogers filed a suit against the company, seeking financial compensation and requesting that the company participate in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Fair Treatment training.
“Not only was she trying to do the right thing by standing up to this, but she was also trying to protect Compass Group because Compass Group was doing something illegal,” her lawyer said. “And so she was standing up to this injustice, and as a result, she was fired.”