Suit 7Eleven owner fired manager for hiring practices

first_imgEUGENE, Ore. — A former manager of a Eugene 7-Eleven has filed a lawsuit against the franchise owner and the corporation, claiming unfair employment practices.The Register-Guard reports Brennen Jensen filed suit earlier this month in Lane County Circuit Court against 7-Eleven and Don Scarpelli, the franchise owner.The lawsuit seeks $175,000.Jensen claims he was fired in 2017 after four years because he hired a black person and a transgender person against his store owner’s wishes.The suit says Jensen hired a transgender woman and that Scarpelli told Jensen the employee was not to wear female clothing or makeup.The lawsuit says when Jensen told Scarpelli his later warnings to the woman were a violation of the employee’s civil rights, Scarpelli became “cold and hostile”toward Jensen until he was fired the following month.A message for comment to 7-Eleven was not returned.last_img read more