Training Gap Plagues Restaurants Fearful Of #MeToo Suits
By Joyce Hanson (April 27, 2018, 8:18 PM EDT) -- When a female executive for celebrity chef Mike Isabella sued him in April on claims he and his company routinely subjected women to sexual harassment, her lawsuit specifically called out the company for failing to train managers to recognize and stop bad behavior.
Fast-growing Mike Isabella Concepts got its start with the founding of a single restaurant in 2011 and quickly expanded into a 12-restaurant, 1,000-worker empire, but the company had no human resources department until October, as Chloe Caras, the former executive who filed suit in District of Columbia federal court, stated in her complaint.
Even then, the abuse continued,...
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