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EEOC Sues Texas Roadhouse Restaurants For Widespread Age Discrimination

EEOC Sues Texas Roadhouse Restaurants For Widespread Age Discrimination

The EEOC has just filed suit against Texas Roadhouse Restaurants charging the restaurant chain with widespread age discrimination that dates back to at least 2007.  There are three (3) Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Connecticut.  In the lawsuit, the EEOC alleges that Texas Roadhouse discriminated against people over the age of 40 who had applied for waiter and host jobs - jobs that had significant customer interaction.  According to the lawsuit a mere 1.9% of the employees holding such jobs were over the age of 40.  The lawsuit further alleges that managers had told job seekers that they were a little too old to work here and that the restaurant was hiring "for greeters, but we need the young, hot ones who are chipper and stuff."  Older workers have been hit especially hard by the economic recession.  Workers over the age of 55 have on average needed 10 more weeks finding a new job than their younger counterparts and twice as likely to be out of work for 99 or more weeks than their younger counterparts.
Our employment attorneys represent people discriminated against on the basis of age and are currently accepting new cases involving age discrimination in the workplace.

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