EEOC Targets More IHOP Locations Over Sexual Harassment
Law360, San Francisco (September 22, 2017, 4:33 PM EDT) -- Two days after bringing sexual harassment claims against IHOP locations in Illinois, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought a class action against several franchisees of the restaurant chain in Nevada federal court Thursday, alleging rampant sexual harassment, an illegal policy that discouraged employees from reporting such incidents, and retaliation against workers who complained.
The suit said that the hostile work environment, sexual harassment and retaliatory practices violate the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. It alleges that nine related restaurant groups in New York and Las Vegas, all of which are managed by defendant Dominick Conti, implemented an...
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