Oriental Trading Company employee fired after noose found on black employee’s seat

The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
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(KMTV) — An employee of the Oriental Trading Company has been fired after a small noose was allegedly placed on the seat of an African American employee’s work vehicle.

Steve Mendlik, President and CEO of the Oriental Trading Company, released the following statement:

We are saddened and angry that a member of our Oriental Trading family was recently targeted in a racial incident. We absolutely do not tolerate hate or racism in our company. After learning about this cowardly act, we immediately launched an internal investigation and filed a report with local law enforcement. After our internal investigation, we identified the individual responsible and they are no longer employed by Oriental Trading.

The alleged incident happened on June 18. The victim has been an employee for four years.

The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.



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