Anna’s House Employees Suing for Discrimination and Wrongful Termination
According to a Detroit Free Press article, a lawsuit has been filed against Anna's House claiming the company violated the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discriminatory acts on the basis of race, ethnicity, and national origin. Two former managers are seeking reinstatement and damages. They claim owner and operator Josh Beckett fired Alicia Dunlap and Aliou Diao without explanation after trying to enforce policies in a manner they claim to be discriminatory. They also allege Beckett asked one Muslim woman to remove her headscarf, or hijab, during working hours. The suit says Beckett has openly taken a stance against Muslims, the LGBTQ community and Hispanics on social media, specifically citing tweets such as, "Our way of life is under threat by Radical Islam.." and "A nation without borders is not a nation at all. We WILL Make America Safe Again! #AmericaFirst!"