Candy Bar Manufacturer Accused of Hiring and Promoting Based on Race and Sex, Violating Federal Law

America First Legal (AFL) has asked the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission to investigate Mars, Inc. — maker of candy bars — for hiring, promoting, and training in employment based on race and sex.

In the federal lawsuit, AFL alleged that Mars violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

“Yet Mars does just that, openly touting its discriminatory quota ‘to increase racial minority representation among management in its U.S.-based consumer-packaged goods businesses by forty percent.'”

AFL said that Mars has a 41 percent rate of female leadership but continues to favor women when hiring and promoting. Mars even imposes racial and sex quotas on suppliers.

With $45 billion in sales in 2022, Mars is a world-bestriding corporate behemoth and one of the largest food companies in the world. No one should be above the law, and Mars should be held to account for its unlawful discrimination. America First Legal will keep fighting to preserve our Constitution and to protect equal opportunity for all Americans.

AFL last week filed a federal lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch for hiring, promoting, and training based on race and sex. The company was recently embroiled in a customer backlash after putting out a Bud Light ad campaign that featured a man prancing around pretending to be a woman. The vice president who led the campaign and her boss have been placed on leave.

James Rogers, AFL senior counsel, said that the Mars brand has been a part of our lives for many generations.

“It is sad that, like so many other woke corporations, Mars has degenerated into a sad parody of the great company it once was,” Rogers added. “Mars needs to stop trying to socially engineer the country. It must abandon its illegal and sordid bigotry, which only contributes further to the growing division and hatred in our country. We hope that the EEOC acts quickly on our complaint to investigate Mars to end its dangerous and destructive discrimination and go back to focusing on making chocolate.”

Photo credit: By Anders Lagerås – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, link

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