The EEOC has filed suit against Bass Pro Shops. The suit claims that Bass Pro discriminates against Hispanic and black applicants. The suit appears to be built on testimony from various managers and assistant managers. See San Antonio Express News report. The lawsuit started with a complaint by a fomer Houston manager who says she was fired when she complained about how black employees and applicants were treated.
The EEOC eventually found the discrimination to be nation wide. Jim Sacher, the EEOC Regional Attorney in Houston said managers routinely used racial slurs, told managers not to hire Hispanic and black applicants, and told employees to follow black and Hispanic customers through the store. The suit alleges that in 2005, the manager at the Houston store told the human resources manager that it was "getting dark in here" and that the store needed to hire more white employees.