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Señor Frog’s to Pay $350,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Señor Frog's, a popular Mexican-themed restaurant and bar in Honolulu, will pay $350,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of 13 female employees who were allegedly sexually harassed or retaliated against for complaining about the ...

Baltimore Italian Restaurants Sued For Sex Harassment by EEOC

Italian restaurants Basta Pasta in Maryland have been sued for sexual harassment and retaliation.  According to the federal court lawsuit filed the by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Maryland restaurants, the owner repeatedly harassed his female workers, some of whom ...

Restaurants May Be Liable For False Criminal Case Against Employee Who Filed Overtime Claim

Filing false charges against an employee who filed an overtime lawsuit may subject a New York restaurant group to a claim for intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, according to a recent Decision (PDF) by New York federal court Judge ...

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 ...

Burger King Sex Harassment Lawsuit Settles for $2.5 Million

The world's largest Burger King franchisee, Carols Corporation, will pay $2.5 million and take significant remedial steps to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit alleged discrimination against 89 female employees around the ...

Señor Frog’s Restaurant Sued By EEOC For Rampant Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Señor Frog's, a popular chain of Mexican-themed restaurants and bars, violated federal law by allowing the rampant sexual harassment of its female employees in Honolulu by high-level officials including the company owner, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. ...

Panda Express Restaurant Sued for Rampant Sexual Harassment

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Bayou City Wings Sued for Pregnancy Discrimination

Bayou City Wings, a Baytown, Texas-based restaurant chain, violated federal law when its managers laid off pregnant employees under a discriminatory policy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it filed on September 26, 2012. According to the EEOC's ...

Owner of 25 McDonald’s Restaurants to Pay $1 Million in EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

The owner and franchisee of 25 McDonald’s restaurants has agreed to pay $1,000,000 and provide substantial injunctive relief to resolve a class sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Missoula Mac violated federal ...

New York City Japanese Restaurant Ordered To Pay Waitstaff $1.25 Million Dollars for Tip Credit, Minimum Wage, and Overtime Violations

Five New York City locations of the East Japanese Restaurant have agreed to pay ­$1.25 million dollars to approximately 225 current and former waiters, runners, and bussers to settle a wage and hour lawsuit that alleged tip credit, minimum wage, overtime, and ...

Panera Bread Race Discrimination Case Set For Settlement

A race discrimination lawsuit against a Panera Bread restaurant franchise in Pennsylvania will be settled, according to a Class Action Settlement Agreement filed in U.S. District Court on July 27, 2012. The original complaint filed by Guy M. Vines, alleged that the fast ...

EEOC Sues Sparx Restaurant for Race Discrimination and Retaliation

A race discrimination lawsuit filed against Sparx, a Menomonie, Wisconsin restaurant, accuses restaurant managers of posting racist imagery and then firing an African-American employee after he complained. According to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), Dion Miller arrived for his regularly scheduled ...

Hurricane Grill and Wings pays $200,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit

Hurricane Grill and Wings restaurant in Royal Palm Beach, Florida will pay $200,000 to settle a class sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of the restaurant’s waitresses, according to a Consent Decree ...

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant Sued for Disability Discrimination

A deaf prep cook was harassed and demoted by a McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant because of his disability and as a retaliation for his complaints about his mistreatment, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged in ...

Age Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Texas Roadhouse Restaurants

Texas Roadhouse restaurants have been discriminating against applicants for “front of the house” positions such as servers, hosts, and bartenders, by failing to hire them because of their age, according to a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of ...

Applebee’s Restaurant Settles Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit for $1 Million

A lawsuit alleging that an Applebee’s restaurant in Bismarck, North Dakota permitted its restaurant general manager to create a pattern and practice of sexual harassment and retaliation against employees was resolved by a consent decree approved by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on ...

Discrimination Against Latino Workers Is Alleged in Lawsuit Against Panda Express Restaurant

A discrimination lawsuit against a Panda Express restaurant in San Jose, California alleges that Hispanic/Mexican workers were required to clean the bathrooms while Asian workers looked on. The complaint, which was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the United States ...

Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit Filed Against Bojangles’ Restaurant

A Bojangles’ restaurant in Greensboro, North Carolina has been accused by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of allowing a manager to sexually harass female employees and unlawfully firing one of them for complaining about the harassment. According to the EEOC’s Complaint, from mid-2008 ...

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 ...

Hurricane Grill & Wings Sued by EEOC For Customer’s Sexual Harassment

The Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurant failed to protect its waitresses from a customer who repeatedly sexually harassed them, according to a lawsuit filed on July 5, 2011 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). The EEOC’s complaint, filed in the ...