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Mario Batali Market Sued For Disability Discrimination

Tarry Market, a specialty foods store in Port Chester, New York owned by restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, has been sued by a former employee who alleges that she was discriminated against and ultimately fired due to her physical disability, in violation ...

Lawsuit Filed Against Bojangles Restuarant for Firing Muslim Who Refused to Cut His Beard

A Bojangles’ restaurant violated the discrimination laws when it failed to accommodate a Muslim employee's religious beliefs and then fired him because of his religion, according to a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the EEOC's discrimination ...

Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Taco Bell for Terminating Employee Who Refused to Cut His Hair

A Taco Bell restaurant in Fayetteville, North Carolina was sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) for terminating an employee who refused to cut his hair because of his Nazirite religious beliefs. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District ...

Deaf 7-Eleven Manager Awarded $934,000 in Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

A 7-Eleven unlawfully terminated a deaf manager in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Florida Law, according to a jury which awarded $934,000 in damages. In his discrimination complaint, manager James Soliday alleged that 7-Eleven denied his requests for reasonable accommodations and ...

Denny’s Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit for $1.3 Million

A nationwide class action lawsuit alleging disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) was settled on June 20, 2011 for $1.3 million.  The case had been filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) on behalf of disabled employees at ...

Starbucks Is Sued For Disability Discrimination for Firing Dwarf Barista

A dwarf barista was discriminated against by Starbucks, according to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).  The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Texas on May 12, 2011, claims that the barista, who had the physical impairment of ...