NATIONAL RESTAURANT CHAIN TO PAY $2.85 MILLION TO SETTLE CHARGES OF BIAS AGAINST OLDER WORKERS
Seasons 52, a national restaurant chain within the Darden family of restaurants violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and reached a settlement with the EEOC wherein Seasons 52 will pay $2.85 million to settle a class age discrimination case spanning 35 restaurants nationwide.
The EEOC’s lawsuit sought relief for the applicants, age 40 and older, that had been denied front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house positions at Seasons 52 restaurants around the country.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of age. Discrimination can include, failure to hire, failure to promote, termination, refusal of certain positions based on age, or differential pay.