EEOC Says Steakhouse Chain Snubs Older Job Applicants

Law360, New York (October 3, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday sued Texas Roadhouse Inc. in Massachusetts, accusing the steakhouse chain of maintaining a discriminatory hiring policy by refusing to consider older applicants for positions at its restaurants.

The employment agency said the company was violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act by rejecting job applicants 40 years old or older from serving as hosts, servers and bartenders at its restaurants.

The effect of Texas Roadhouse's discriminatory policies has been “to deprive a class of potential employees in the...
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