The head of the Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, affirmed that the Council to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination of the capital (Copred) carries out a “pretty thorough review” at Sonora Grill Prime Restaurant de Polanco to confirm if there is discrimination.
At a press conference, the president of the capital explained that this review includes interviews with workers and diners of the establishment located in the Miguel Hidalgo city hall.
Sheinbaum Pardo did not rule out applying sanctions to the restaurant, in case the complaints of discrimination and racism published on social networks are confirmed.
Copred is doing a fairly exhaustive review, it is interviewing workers, it is interviewing people who go to this restaurant, in order to find out if there is indeed a problem of discrimination or not, and if there is, there could even be an administrative sanction.
The head of local government pointed out that this case it is a matter of government and society.
We cannot allow a person to be distinguished by the color of the skin or by where we work or by how much we earn, or if we are women or if we are men, or if we are part of sexual diversity, that is, there can be no discrimination in the city.
Sheinbaum Pardo said that last June a modification to the law was approved in the Congress of Mexico City, since it recalled that there was only one orientation to provide training in the event that a problem of discrimination was found, now Copred has the possibility of inviting the mayors , so that through INVEA, An administrative penalty may be applied.
“Copred is working on a regulation to the Law, to be able to establish well what these characteristics would be, and of course, we are working together with SIBISO and the Government Secretariat and us,” he indicated.
Last Monday it went viral on social media. the complaint indicating that in this restaurant discriminates against customers based on their physical appearance and skin color.
Horror Restaurants Mexico published various complaints on Twitter that came to them, presumably from employees and former employees.
The account stated that there are practices of labor exploitation, tip theft, harassment, dangerous handling of food and racial segregation.
Two days later, on Wednesday, the restaurant chain Sonora Grill He spoke out after the alleged racist behavior denounced, through social networks, at his Polanco branch.
Through a brief statement, the company flatly denied any racist or discriminatory practice in its establishments.