Cheddar’s Franchisee to Pay $450,000 in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

February 23, 2016

Male Managers at Memphis Restaurant Sexually Harassed a Class of Female Employees, Federal Agency Charged

Mint Julep Restaurant Operations, LLC, an independent restaurant company and franchisee of the casual dining chain Cheddar’s Casual Café, will pay $450,000 to 15 individuals and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

EEOC’s lawsuit charged Cheddar’s violated federal law by maintaining a hostile work environment at its Winchester Road restaurant in Memphis by permitting sexual conversations and jokes and by allowing a general manager and bar manager…