CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is accusing a Chicago restaurant chain of racial discrimination for hiring few black workers.
The lawsuit in U.S. District Court says Rosebud Restaurants is in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for failing or refusing to hire African-Americans based on their race. The restaurants named in the lawsuit include Carmine’s in Chicago; Rosebud Italian Country House and Pizzeria in Deerfield and Rosebud Burger and Comfort Foods in Naperville.
The lawsuit alleges Rosebud’s founder and owner Alex Dana “has expressed a preference not to hire black job applicants.”