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Andrew Puzder Confirmation for Labor Secretary a Hard Sell

Andy Puzder
Anti-Puzder photo from Union's Fight for $15

Ten days before the U.S. Senate holds its confirmation hearing on Andrew Puzder as President Trump's nomination for Labor Secretary, there is no shortage of opposition. Puzder is the CEO of the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants.

Workers File 15 EEOC Complaints against McDonald’s Claiming Sexual Harassment

(Photo from FightFor$15 Facebook page)

While McDonald's promotes its zero tolerance for workplace sexual harassment in its 14,000 restaurants across the country, 15 female workers claim the hamburger chain is not enforcing its policy. To prove it they have filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, not only against the franchisor but also against franchisees.

Restaurateurs Speak Up on Unwanted Touching in the Workplace

A customer recently wrote about watching male bartenders touching a female bartender, who looked as if she didn't like it, but said nothing.

Hotel Sexual Servitude Case to Test ‘Joint Employer’ Ruling

CHICAGO - A Fairfield Inn housekeeper, an African-American single mother of three, two with disabilities, has filed a lawsuit against an assistant manager of the Marriott hotel claiming he forced his sexual advances on her.

Not only is the now-terminated employee holding franchisee TMI Hospitality Inc. responsible, she is also naming Marriott International Inc. as joint employer with the franchisee, due to its direct and indirect control over essential working conditions at the hotel.

Domino's Lacks Authority to Be Held Liable for Employee of Franchisee

SAN FRANCISCO – In a sexual harassment lawsuit, the California Supreme Court presented franchisors with a big victory last week. The high court ruled that Domino’s Pizza could not be held liable for the bad behavior of an employee in a franchised location because the franchise agreement defines the limits of liability in employment claims.

When Is Sexual Crudeness Not Harassment?

Banfield Pet Clinic
photo/bmm

FORT LAUDERDALE - When a franchisor of veterinary clinics tried to get an injunction to immediately close down a franchisee’s practice on allegations of sexual harassment, a federal court said no.

Dominos Liable in Franchisee Sexual Harassment Case

EEOC Settlement
Victim of an EEOC Settlement, not Domino's.  photo: EEOC website

VENTURA COUNTY - California’s Second Appellate Division reversed a trial court decision last month ruling that Domino’s Pizza could be held liable for sexual harassment of a franchisee’s employee.

Burger King Franchisee Settles Sexual Harassment Suit

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kaizen Restaurants, Inc., which operates dozens of Burger King restaurants in Oregon and Washington, has agreed to pay $150,000 and implement preventive measures to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.