EEOC Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Denny's

Law360, New York (September 28, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Family-restaurant chain Denny’s Inc. has come under fire for allegedly discriminating against disabled employees, with a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging that the chain denied the workers reasonable accommodation and medical leave.

The EEOC’s complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, claims that Denny’s committed disability discrimination in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act when it fired Paula Hart, a former restaurant manager, because of her disability.

The EEOC said the California-based...
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