Race Discrimination in the Workforce

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TO:Wanzek Construction Inc. a Mas Tec Company
3100 Broadway E
Williston, North Dakota 58801
(701) 572-3200
FROM:Anthony Butler
1621 8th St N #310
Wahpeton, North Dakota 58075
(701) 658-0587

NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION/ WAGE DISCRIMINATION/ RACE DISCRIMINATION & HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT The violations below are just some of the harassment incidents received by Anthony Butler. Trenton Job Site Pioneer

I.
When returning back to Wanzek’s after layoff I had noticed in my paycheck I had lost $2 an hour in pay when I had received a $2 raise and a gift certificate before layoff. I did report the loss of wage to Tina Harrison in Human Resources and she would e-mail Phyllis at Headquarters. Anthony Butler has called numerous times and no response. On November 6, 2012 a text was also sent to Phyllis by Anthony Butler in regards to his loss of pay. Phyllis also has not responded. II.

At the Trenton job site on or about October 10, 2012 Anthony Butler (herein Butler) went to the Safety Manager “Larry” to get a pair of gloves prior to work that morning. Butler was informed by Larry, “That he was not supplying him gloves every week because it was not his job”. At that time Butler informed Larry that his hands are too big for the gloves and his were tore. On or about October 16, 2012 Butler again went to Larry for work gloves because the two pairs he had that day were wet and his hands were freezing. Larry stated, “He was not giving them to me and that I needed to take them home and dry them”. Butler informed Larry it was raining out and he needed gloves. Employees from Butler’s crew went to Larry for gloves and received them with no hassles. Butler never did receive any gloves and yet had to continue to perform his job. On October 24, 2012 Butler again went to Larry to get insolated gloves to go inside his work gloves because his were torn and at that time Larry refused to give Butler the insulated gloves and instead gave him water gloves and it was not even raining. At that point Butler went to Ralph Hunt (herein Hunt) his foreman and explained to him what Larry gave him instead of the proper work equipment needed to perform his job duties. Hunt took Butler to the Safety Office and confronted Larry to why his best helper meaning Butler could not have a pair of insulated gloves. Larry said, “what happened to the gloves I fricken gave you last week”? Hunt at that point told Larry the gloves did not cost more than twenty (20) cents per pair and at that point Butler received a pair of gloves. After these violations Butler was transferred to another jobsite.

Basin Job Site
III.
On or about November 7, 2012 Butler came back from lunch to work in the Fabrication Area when an employee nick named Bommer asked Butler if he was working him to hard. Butler replied “no, it’s a slow day”. Bommer replied, “I will work the hell out of you Nigger”. After Bommer called Butler a “Nigger” he then replied, “That’s just a joke”. IV.

On or about November 14, 2012 while working with Civil, Butler was shoveling dirt and sand and moving warming blankets with another employee. The employee left and Butler was moving the warming blankets by himself when he asked Brandon who is the foreman of Civil, why are his workers standing by the break room watching him work. Brandon did not reply. That went on the entire day the others employees did not work they just watched Butler work. V.

On or about November 19, 2012 Butler was working with Bommer ad another employee nick named Zeek. Bommer had dumped a load of dirt in the wrong spot which he had been doing all day. Zeek replied, “You did it again Bommer”. Zeek looked at Butler and said, “Get a shovel”. Butler replied to Zeek that he already had the rake and that is what he has been using all day to spread the dirt”. Zeek said, “What are you just going to stand there and watch me dig”? Bommer was just standing there when Butler said, “don’t be mad at me because he...
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