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6 Questions Franchisors Must Ask To Avoid Liability

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Restaurant franchisor Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. and Buffalo Wild Wings International Inc. were sued in Arizona's federal district court on charges of Title VII violations. The plaintiff was Angela Courtland, who worked as a bartender and server at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Surprise, Ariz.

The location was a franchised restaurant owned by GCEP-Surprise LLC. Courtland's suit alleged that she was subject to sexual discrimination, harassment and retaliation by the restaurant's general manager and an assistant manager.

BWW maintains a franchising program that includes more than...
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