Food Chain To Fork Over $1M For Male Sex Bias

Law360, New York (May 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Cajun restaurant chain Razzoo's is set to pay over $1 million to settle charges that it refused to hire or promote males to bartender jobs, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday.

The Texas-based chain agreed to the pretrial settlement in order to lay to rest a sex discrimination lawsuit brought by a class of male applicants and employees. They claimed company management set up a plan for an 80-20 ratio of women to men behind the bar.

According to the EEOC, male applicants and...
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