7th Circ. Revives Casino Servers’ Race Bias Suit Over Tips

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 3:10 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday revived race discrimination claims brought against Casino Queen Inc. by a pair of black cocktail waitresses who claimed they were frequently assigned to work in less lucrative areas of the casino than white waitresses were.

The two waitresses appealed to the Seventh Circuit after an Illinois federal court nixed their claims, finding that they had not alleged an adverse employment action. The appeals court held that the regular reassignment of the servers to areas of the floor where tips tended to...
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