According to the lawsuit, Gonzalez alleges that he complained to human resources about racial comments made by his manager and disparity in approving overtime, but his complaints were "dismissed" and his supervisors retaliated for it. He was fired on May 6, 2011 ostensibly for performance reasons, the lawsuit states.
But "Gonzalez believes that Target had been attempting to force Gonzalez to quit by making his work environment more and more hostile and abusive from the date he contacted human resources and reported his manager's unlawful actions."
The three plaintiffs, who are still unemployed today, say they were fired, in part, for racial reasons, the suit alleges.
Fabian was fired on Sept. 10, 2011 for "alleged performance issues after five years of employment with Target," the suit alleges.
He was "terminated while he was on restricted duty for an industrial injury," the suit states, but he "believes his termination was based on being an older Hispanic, Mexican employee."
Garcia-Ayala said he was terminated on July 28, 2012 after 10 years of employment with Target for alleged performance reasons, but he also believes he was fired "based on being a Hispanic, Mexican employee."