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Olive Garden employee Donahue to sue after racist incident: reports

An Olive Garden employee who made headlines last week when a customer singled her out in an incident of racial discrimination has reportedly decided to sue the restaurant.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — An Olive Garden employee who made headlines last week when a customer singled her out in an incident of racial discrimination has reportedly decided to sue the restaurant.

According to a Saturday Facebook post from Indiana law firm Danks and Danks, Amira Donahue, 16, decided to quit her position at the restaurant due to what she said has become a hostile work environment.

“After Amira spoke up about being discriminated against by an Olive Garden customer, she has been harassed by and retaliated against by her coworkers and superiors,” the post reads. “Amira told her superiors about the harassment and retaliation by her coworkers, and Olive Garden failed to stop it from continuing.

“Amira did her best to overcome the adversity at Olive Garden, but her environment had become intolerable. The final straw happened yesterday evening when Amira overheard a coworker say, ‘black people will do anything for money’ and ‘I don’t like her,’” the Facebook post continues.

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