A federal judge has rebuffed a bid by the EEOC to press a pattern-and-practice claim against the owner of 350 Burger King restaurants in 13 states. The EEOC had compiled statements from 511 women who worked at the fast-food restaurants over an eight-year period, complaining they had been directly harassed or subject to a sexually hostile work environment. Saying the judge had applied a "novel approach" in rejecting the claim, an EEOC attorney said the agency is considering an appeal.
EEOC Charges Dismissed Against Burger King Owner
New York Law Journal
April 22, 2005