Panda Express Denies Bias Against Non-Asian Workers

Law360, New York (January 26, 2012, 7:29 PM EST) -- Fast-casual restaurant chain Panda Express Group fired back against discrimination claims in a purported class action Thursday, denying that it refuses to promote non-Asian employees as a matter of policy and asking a judge to toss certain claims in the suit for lack of evidence.

Panda Express is seeking summary judgment in California federal court nixing two of the individual claims in the action — specifically, those of Dasha Bays and Lucia Salazar. Panda Express argues that the workers cannot prove discrimination because in the stores...
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