So Cal Restaurant Denied Server Positions to Men, Federal Agency Charges
Burgers & Beer, a Southern California food chain based in El Centro, Calif., has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The EEOC’s lawsuit charged Burgers & Beer with disqualifying male applicants and employees from server positions based solely on their sex. The EEOC contends that this practice, which has been ongoing since 2015, led to an almost all-female server workforce.
Such alleged conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex with regard to hiring and/or promotions. The EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California (Case No.: 3:18-cv-02014-DMS-JLB) after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process.
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