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Mike Raisor Auto Group's Mercedes-Benz dealership releases statement on accusations

A local Mercedes-Benz dealership has released a statement after a former employee said he was fired as "retaliation."

Posted: Oct 11, 2019 3:30 PM
Updated: Oct 11, 2019 3:35 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A local Mercedes-Benz dealership has released a statement after a former employee said he was fired as "retaliation."

According to the statement, "The Mike Raisor Auto Group and Raisor family unequivocally denies these accusations."

The press release continues saying as stated in the company handbook, "Mike Raisor Automotive Group does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origins, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law."

"Any suggestion that the Mike Raisor Automotive Group or the Raisor family is racially discriminated is simply false. the Mike Raisor Automotive Group or the Raisor family will vigorously defend against accusations it believes to be untrue."

A former employee Jeffrey Turner has said he worked at Mike Raisor Auto Group's Mercedes-Benz dealership on Main Street until he was fired in 2017 in retaliation for complaining about the repeated use of the "n-word" by his employers.

A link to Wednesday's full story is here. 

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