News

Ruby Tuesday agrees to $575,000 settlement

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 9, 2013 4:05 PM
Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for gavel-law-judge.jpg

(Pittsburgh) -- The restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday, Inc. is paying $575,000 to settle a federal age discrimination lawsuit over five locations in Pennsylvania and one in Ohio.

The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced the settlement.

The EEOC had alleged that the company engaged in age discrimination against job applicants 40 years of age or older. Ruby Tuesday is based in Maryville, Tennessee, and it strongly denied wrongdoing in the case.

The EEOC filed the lawsuit in 2009.

The restaurants were located in West Mifflin, Greensburg, Altoona, Du Bois, and Indiana, Pa., and in Beachwood, Ohio.

EEOC attorney Debra M. Lawrence says they're pleased Ruby Tuesday agreed to work on a comprehensive settlement.

Ruby Tuesday says it settled the lawsuit to reduce business disruption and avoid litigation costs.

Published in News

Tagged under , , , , ,

back to top

Post a comment

Support for witf is provided by:

Become a witf sponsor today »

witf's Public Insight Network

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for witf is provided by:

Become a witf sponsor today »