EEOC sues credit union that fired worker who objected to training video

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Louisiana credit union for allegedly firing a branch manager after she objected to a racist training video.

The EEOC said Friday that during a training session, Lafayette Schools’ Federal Credit Union, based in Lafayette, Louisiana, showed a video depicting a caricature of an African-American fast food worker as an example of “how not to provide customer service.”

The EEOC said Connie Fields-Meaux, the credit union’s only African-American branch manager, became so upset by the video that she momentarily excused herself from the session, and that other black employees told her they were also upset by it. 

The EEOC said Ms. Fields-Meaux…

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