French Laundry, Thomas Keller Named in Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit
Reports suggest a pregnant woman’s job offer was withdrawn
Thomas Keller is in hot water (again). Napa Valley’s famed The French Laundry has been slapped with a $5 million sex discrimination lawsuit, alleging that the restaurant and its owner, Keller, denied a woman a job because she was pregnant.
According to a complaint filed in September in Napa County Superior Court, Vanessa Scott-Allen left her position as a server at Keller’s restaurant Per Se, in New York City, to transfer to The French Laundry. But once she told her future bosses that she was pregnant, she claims she was