Man Handed Noose Takes Legal Action After Being Fired

Published On July 7, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts

After one butcher at the West Village Ottomanelli & Sons Meat Market allegedly handed a delivery man a noose back in April, Victor Sheppard has now decided to look into taking legal action for what was considered to be a traumatizing experience.

Sheppard admits that he is mentally disturbed by what took place, and since then he hasn’t returned to his job at Mosner Family Brands.

In response to the matter, Michael Mosner, his employer, stated that Sheppard could have easily applied for disability, received counseling and even taken on a different route, if need be, however, his attorney’s are now coming forward, saying, “Victor could not return to that environment. His employer knew exactly what happened and was supportive but they never stopped doing business with Ottomanelli.”

After Sheppard reportedly did not show up to work twice, Mosner allegedly made the decision to let him go.

When butcher Joe Ottomanelli reportedly handed Sheppard a noose back in April, he allegedly said, “If you ever have any stress, just put it around your neck and pull it. I could even help you with it.” Ottomanelli did not deny the incident, but called it a joke. He has been charged with a hate crime and will appear in court on September 19.

However, Ottomanelli’s lawyer has since responded to the claims by saying, “There’s no reason for this man to quit his job besides the reason that suing is easier than working.”

Hate crimes involving nooses have been on the rise, with the Times reporting today that there has been “a series of reports this year involving nooses — especially in the nation’s capital — that point to the return of the hangman’s rope as a potent expression of racial animus.”

We are saddened by the fact that this man lost his job, we are also hopeful that he wins this court case because handing someone a noose is clearly a sign of racial harassment.

Comment below and tell us your opinion on this entire matter and whether or not you think justice needs to be served.

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