Discrimination in the workplace remains a problem in the United States, with many companies crossing the line and breaking the law.
Ruby Tuesday is one of the most well known casual dining restaurants in the country, with more than 800 locations. Recently, the company was sued by the EEOC for sex discrimination.
According to the lawsuit, the company posted a job announcement for temporary summer positions, complete with company provided housing, in Park City, Utah. One man was interested in applying, but was told that only females would be considered for the positions. Furthermore, the company held true to this, only hiring females when the time came.
The EEOC San Francisco regional attorney in charge of the case noted the following:
“It’s rare to see an explicit example of sex discrimination like Ruby Tuesday’s internal job announcement. This suit is a cautionary tale to employers that sex-based employment decisions are rarely justified, and are not consistent with good business judgment.”
This is just one example of how discrimination in the workplace can impact employees, as well as the company as a whole. If a person finds him or herself in this position, consulting with an experienced attorney may be in their best interest.