Outback Steakhouse Settles Sex Bias Suit For $19M

Law360, New York (January 8, 2010, 3:58 PM EST) -- Outback Steakhouse of Florida Inc. has agreed to pay $19 million and revise its employment procedures to settle a putative class action filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing the restaurant chain of engaging in a pattern of sex discrimination against female workers.

Judge Christine M. Arguello of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado on Dec. 29 greenlighted the parties' consent decree, which established a settlement fund to be distributed among members of two opt-in classes comprised of all female workers...
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