Crikey! Outback Restaurants Sued For Gender Bias

Law360 (April 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Outback Steakhouse faces a potential nationwide class action on behalf of up to 150,000 female workers over claims the Australia-themed restaurant chain engaged in a pattern of sex discrimination across the U.S. and overlooked women for management posts.

Launching the suit on behalf of the women, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims the chain of 700 restaurants failed to hire or promote women for management positions, assigned them less favorable jobs, provided them less training and gave them little opportunity for advancement.

The EEOC first...
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