In-N-Out Burger Rejects Black Applicants Over 40, Suit Says

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT) -- In-N-Out Burger was slapped with a putative class action Tuesday in California state court alleging the Irvine, Calif.-based fast food chain’s restaurants systematically refuse to hire black people over the age of 40.

The company’s 210 restaurants in California each frequently receive applications from individuals who are black, older than 40 and well qualified to be either store associates or cleanup associates, according to the suit. However, those applicants are generally rejected in favor of younger, non-black applicants, the suit claims.

“As a result of the...
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