James Jarmon, 40, began working at Trader Joe’s in 2017 and notes in his lawsuit that he experienced problems at two different stores. In addition to the racial harassment, Jarmon alleges management treated him differently compared to his white colleagues when it came to raises and bonuses. Jarmon alleges HR did nothing after he spoke with the department.
The suit also alleges that Black people are not fairly represented in Trade Joe’s management. The company did not respond to Philadelphia Magazine’s request for comment before publication deadline.