David Maus Toyota to face discrimination suit

A federal district court judge in Orlando has ruled that David Maus Toyota in Longwood will face a federal race-discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced this morning. Full Story
ben357

Saint Cloud, FL

#28 Oct 30, 2007
"Whatever it takes!", "it's catching on!"....David Maus

So that's what it means!
StopYourSobbing

Sanford, FL

#29 Oct 30, 2007
Always
Be
Closing.
floridian

Palm Bay, FL

#30 Oct 30, 2007
sounds like B.S.
God please help America

Jacksonville, FL

#31 Oct 30, 2007
The Federal Government doesn't go into court without factual evidence. Where are your facts to back up your opinions (oops opinions aren't facts are they). Or maybe you're speaking from your HEART! If so, then I believe you are part of the problem in the world today. Take your blinders off. These negative comments only proves racist are out there and don't have enough wisdom to keep quiet. I think that's called ignorance.
Jay

Leesville, LA

#32 Oct 30, 2007
How can you racist pigs sit there and make wild assumptions about what went on here?? It's sick how many people still can't reason, and still don't use fact to make a decision or form an opinion... With so many of you idiots running around and the direction this place is headed, maybe I'll take every old hick's advice and just "get out!"
Typical

Altamonte Springs, FL

#34 Oct 30, 2007
Whatever it takes wrote:
Whatever it takes - discrimination included.
It's catching on!
drama

Altamonte Springs, FL

#35 Oct 30, 2007
i know people that have worked at David Loser Toyota...it is a soap opera! Employees dating, fighting, hating and all that good stuff! Now throw in a little racial drama and I smell a reality show soon....

Its Catching on! on MTV soon....his son is the lead character!

oh and p.s you really are better off going to courtesy toyota anyway.....
Grouchy Consevative

Orlando, FL

#36 Oct 30, 2007
If the people were making money for the dealership, they would have had jobs no matter what. Color, nothing stands in the way of profits.
Investigative Reporter

Orlando, FL

#37 Oct 30, 2007
Breaking news... David Maus has hair plugs...
kayobee

Franklin, MA

#38 Oct 30, 2007
true colors wrote:
Yes, the race card is played too often, but just look at this post to see if it is truly without merit.
Out of four posts, two SEEM racist. "picking cotton" and "have their pants up on their waist" are comments that do not exactly speak to tolerance and racial sensitivity.
That being said, there are plenty of white kids that should be pulling their pants up too.
While I have no idea what motivated the terminations, being in a right-to-work-states does not make it legal to discriminate based on race, creed, sexual orientation, etc.
Great post. It's a relief to read a comment that's literate, reasonable, calm, and anti-bigotry on these boards.
reapwhatyousow

Orange City, FL

#39 Oct 30, 2007
the article says this situation occurred when it was called Magic Toyota, not David Maus Toyota. Is this a legacy lawsuit that he inherited when he took over the company and changed its name. In 2003 I think he was at Central Florida Toyota and may not have been involved with the discrimination, but inherited this mess. It would be nice if the article elaborated on this...
New Sheriff in town

United States

#40 Oct 30, 2007
drama wrote:
i know people that have worked at David Loser Toyota...it is a soap opera! Employees dating, fighting, hating and all that good stuff! Now throw in a little racial drama and I smell a reality show soon....
Its Catching on! on MTV soon....his son is the lead character!
oh and p.s you really are better off going to courtesy toyota anyway.....
Sorry, but you are better off not buying at all from a dealer.
Realist

Jacksonville, FL

#42 Oct 30, 2007
Grouchy Consevative wrote:
If the people were making money for the dealership, they would have had jobs no matter what. Color, nothing stands in the way of profits.
Not true oh naive one! Nothing conservative about your comment. Spell check!
WeAllHaveOne

Jacksonville, FL

#43 Oct 30, 2007
reapwhatyousow wrote:
the article says this situation occurred when it was called Magic Toyota, not David Maus Toyota. Is this a legacy lawsuit that he inherited when he took over the company and changed its name. In 2003 I think he was at Central Florida Toyota and may not have been involved with the discrimination, but inherited this mess. It would be nice if the article elaborated on this...
Let's hope the FACTS will be revealed in court. I guess the Sentinel will keep us posted because the TV stations are reporting important stuff "teeth whiteners".
drama

Altamonte Springs, FL

#45 Oct 30, 2007
Investigative Reporter wrote:
Breaking news... David Maus has hair plugs...
hey give the man credit....he combs it differently every commericial...sometimes with a tan, sometimes not....its fascinating to watch a man go thru a mid-life crisis on tv every night, every 4 minutes, every day, all day.....continuously.....oh, its catching on dave! that you are a dork!
Channel 6

Owensboro, KY

#46 Oct 30, 2007
Why would Channel 6 allow David Maus to be their spokeperson (to promote upcomings shows) if he is facing a charge like this????
Joe

Longwood, FL

#47 Oct 30, 2007
Part of the problem they face is that companies with over 100 employees must meet EEOC guidelines for employee mix. In other words it's illegal to have a company with over 100 employees and have them all be white males.

Believe it or not, if you own a company with over 100 employees you are required to file a form with the gov't called an EEO-1 which details the race, job category,and ethnicity
of each employee. This is all under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

It would seem that this many years after the Civil War and emancipation that minorities wouldn't need this protection, but since our government is full of enablers, aka democrats whose main goal in life is to keep as many people as possible dependent on them it won't change anytime soon.
luckydog

Apopka, FL

#48 Oct 30, 2007
david maus doing what ever it takes to earn your bussiness
god

Apopka, FL

#50 Oct 30, 2007
its not a right to work state if they can fire you for any reason.its a right to work for low wages and low health benifits with high deductables and limited coverages publix walmart disney and theme parks keep all the money for themselves.god is watching.
Steve

Longwood, FL

#51 Oct 30, 2007
The article didn't say how many he fired. Maybe there was a reason some of them got the axe. But obviously the EEOC thinks they've got a case. When you buy a business like he did, you've got to wonder why the previous guy wanted to sell. A Toyota dealership is a very good brand, so maybe business wasn't that good. Who knows why without listening to the testimony. If people aren't producing results they've got to go. Maybe he just shouldn't have canned them all at once, it's tough to judge him without knowing all of the details. He sure does advertise more than anyone I've ever seen. He's all over the place, which has to cost a ton of dough to get that much placement. He better hope this doesn't affect new business or he'll be in trouble.

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