In a recent bulletin, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the resolution (via Consent Decree) of plaintiff’s gender/pregnancy discrimination claim against Manhattan restaurant Lucy’s Cantina Royale.
Notably, from the bulletin:
The EEOC’s lawsuit asserted that the restaurant group fired a server working at Lucy’s Cantina Royale after it learned of her pregnancy and she had several pregnancy-related medical issues at work. No reason was provided for her sudden termination except that she was no longer “a good fit.” Although the employee had signed an arbitration agreement that may have prevented her from filing her own claim in federal court, such agreements do not bar EEOC enforcement actions.
For reference, the litigation was filed in the U.S. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. EEOC v. Red One Plaza, LLC d/b/a Lucy’s Cantina Royale, et al., Civil Action No. 20-cv-07766.