EEOC Wins FOIA Battle In Steakhouse Age Bias Dispute

By Linda Chiem (March 4, 2015, 6:03 PM EST) -- A Kentucky federal judge on Tuesday booted Texas Roadhouse Inc.'s suit against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly failing to hand over documents related to its age discrimination case against the restaurant chain, saying the company must first exhaust its administrative remedies.

U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. granted the EEOC's motion to dismiss without prejudice, finding the EEOC did, in fact, respond on Oct. 9 to Texas Roadhouse's first three Freedom of Information Act requests — filed in July and August — aiming to dig up records behind the EEOC's 2011 age bias suit against Texas Roadhouse....

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