Carrols Restaurant Group Announces Settlement of Longstanding EEOC Litigation
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: TAST) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Carrols Corporation ("Carrols"), has entered into an agreement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) resolving longstanding litigation originally commenced by the EEOC in 1998.
The case, alleged that Carrols had subjected female employees working at its locations to sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and attempted to establish a class action based on a claim of "pattern or practice" across its restaurants in 13 states. Throughout this litigation over the past 14 years, Carrols has strongly denied all the allegations of the complaint and vigorously defended itself against these claims.
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