After nearly 10 years in high ranking positions, she was let go from the company. Evans claims she was fired after a series of racial complaints, and was replaced by a younger white man. Evans is suing the energy giant, alleging racial and gender discrimination. She claims that she was reprimanded for wearing a dashiki to work, told that her “ethnic” clothing made her coworkers “uncomfortable.”
She says she was told that wearing her hair in twists and braids was “intimidating,” and that she should wait to wear her “ethinic” hair and clothing on “‘culture day,’ black history month or special diversity events/days.’”
Evans also claims that she was told to “alert people in advance” that she “will be wearing something ethnic.”
BP spokesman Scott Dean stated: “Generally, BP does not publicly discuss personnel issues. However, BP treats all employees fairly. BP disagrees with the claims and will vigorously defend the suit.”
BP will side step this lawsuit like the gulf disaster.. and black people will continue to fuel their tanks up at their gas stations like nothing ever happened.