Modell’s has had a prominent location for years on Atlantic Avenue near the Barclays Center, but lost the spot to eminent domain to make way for the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park development.Not yet. The Site 5 development is on hold as P.C. Richard, which occupies the other big box store on the site, is suing to enforce a deal that it says guarantees their store a place in the coming development. Photos from Thursday.
While that's part of the lawsuit, more prominent are claims of racial discrimination and retaliation, with black employees claiming repeated abuse by white supervisors, preferential treatment toward Hispanic colleagues, and retaliation in response to complaints.
Two individual supervisors, for example, are charged with referring to black employees as “black motherfucker,” “dumb black bitch,” “black monkey,” “piece of shit” and “nigger.”
Two have referred to an employee blind in one eye as “cyclops,” and “the one-eyed guy,” and an employee with a nose disorder as “the nose guy.”
There's been no official response yet though arena spokesman Barry Baum told the Daily News they, but take “allegations of this kind very seriously” and have "a zero tolerance policy for…