EEOC Raises 'Smoking Gun' In Texas Roadhouse Bias Row

Law360, New York (September 16, 2016, 8:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission fought Friday to keep alive a lawsuit in Massachusetts federal court accusing steak chain Texas Roadhouse of age discrimination in its hiring practices, claiming to have rare, smoking-gun evidence to back the allegation.

Photos of "ideal employees" were sent to managers — which had sent the message to hire young, white girls, according to one human resources executive's purported admission — and notes on unsuccessful job applications included comments like "old," the EEOC said Friday.

The commission said these things back its allegation that for almost a decade there was a pattern of discrimination at...

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