Chicago Race Discrimination - Rosebud Restaurants, Inc. has settled a racial discrimination case for over $1.9 million dollars as a result of their discriminatory policy of refusing to hire African American job applicants.
The suit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in September of 2013. The suit charged managers, including Alex Dana, the owner of the Rosebud, with discriminatory practices and using racial slurs when referring to African Americans. The New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia employment discrimination attorneys at the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC, have years of experience litigating racial discrimination cases, recovering millions for our clients.
The $1.9 million settlement was announced last Tuesday, May 20, 2017. In an emailed statement Wednesday, Rosebud announced that the consent decree was in the interest of their employees, staff and patrons. The company has agreed to implement various hiring goals. Once such goal is that 11 percent of Rosebud’s future workforce will be African American. Rosebud is also required to recruit African- American applicants and train employees and managers about discrimination. Rosebud currently has eight restaurants under its corporate umbrella: The Rosebud, Carmine’s, Rosebud on Rush, Rosebud Prime, Mama’s Boy, Rosebud Deerfield and Rosebud in Naperville. | Employment Discrimination Attorney NYC-NJ-Philadelphia