Man says Vivint Solar co-workers used racial slurs, built ‘white only’ fort to harass him


It started with the N-word.

White people had used the racial epithet to demean Teshawn Solomon in the past, he said, but until that point, none had been a supervisor at his job.

It was 2017 and Solomon was working as a warehouse specialist in Sacramento for Vivint Solar, a Utah-based energy company that specializes in home automation, security and residential solar energy systems.

Without warning, the supervisor referred to him using the racist language, Solomon recalled.

On another occasion, another supervisor told him to “reach his black hands out” when he was being handed a box, Solomon alleged. The same supervisor used a banana to humiliate Solomon at one point, according to the African-American father of four.

“Monkeys like bananas,” he said, offering Solomon the…

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