- Written by Elizabeth Helms
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a harassment lawsuit against Smashburger, a nation-wide chain of fast food restaurants. The EEOC filed its complaint alleging Smashburger created a hostile work environment based on race when it discovered the general manager at one of the chain’s Long Island restaurants made racist and demeaning comments to a black employee as well as his fiancée who also worked at the restaurant. According to the complaint, the general manager subjected the black employee to abusive treatment on a regular basis and often told his white fiancée that she should break up with him because he is black. Despite reporting the harassment to management, including the District Manager, Smashburger took nearly a year before conducting a serious investigation, and then only took corrective action after the employee filed a charge with the EEOC.
- Written by The Saqui Law Group
The Department of Labor (DOL) has published the Spanish version of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Employee Notice, available here.
If you have questions regarding the FFCRA, contact the experts at The Saqui Law Group, a division of Dowling Aaron Incorporated.