Lipsky Lowe in the New York Post: Man fired by dental group for not hiring enough ‘white and yellow’ workers: lawsuit

By Douglas Lipsky

A nationwide dental group fired an employee for hiring too many African American and Latino staff members — and not enough “white and yellow” workers, a new lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court alleges. 

United Dental Group, which is headquartered in Manhattan and has locations across the country, brought on Jose Martinez as a general manager in January and instructed him to hire staff members for the business’s locations, his suit filed Monday state. 

Martinez, who is of Afro-Latino descent, alleges in his lawsuit that the owner of UDG, Dr. Jeong Hoon Kim, chastised him for hiring too many African Americans and Latinos and said he should select applicants that “reflect the demographics of the surrounding area.” 

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Douglas Lipsky is a co-founding partner of Lipsky Lowe LLP. He has extensive experience in all areas of employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, unpaid overtime, and unpaid tips. He also represents clients in complex wage and hour claims, including collective actions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and class actions under the laws of many different states. If you have questions about this article, contact Douglas today.