A massive restaurant chain is now facing a surprising sex scandal lawsuit after the company failed to address the misconduct.
A former Taco Bell cashier said the company allegedly did nothing after she received threats from colleagues for reporting to human resources misconduct at a restaurant Christmas party, according to a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California.
The employee said she was told to transfer locations after reporting threats of harassment to human resources.
The employee allegedly received threatening texts and had her car window broken after she reported witnessing co-workers becoming overly intoxicated, vomiting and openly having sex during the party at the store.
“While we don’t own or manage this location, the franchisee who owns and operates this restaurant has shared that they take these claims very seriously,” Taco Bell shared in an email to HR Dive.
Alvarado Restaurant Group, the franchisee, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The employee’s lawsuit alleges discrimination, sexual harassment, a hostile work environment, retaliation and failure to investigate under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and California Labor Code.
The company fired the co-workers who misbehaved at the party but didn’t discipline the employees who sent threatening messages, the lawsuit alleges.
Other Retailer News Today
An unexpected shoe retailer now permanently closes one of its popular stores with more locations expected to shutter soon.
The New Balance store in Fairview Heights, Illinois is shutting its doors for good in just days following an abrupt announcement, reports The-Sun.
The brand with 111 stores across North America has now closed one of its popular locations in Illinois as of Sunday, November 26.
“Shoe shoppers in Fairview Heights lost Sketchers back in June and will now struggle to find comfortable sports and casual shoes,” says The-Sun.
Store items just moments prior to the closure were on sale, allowing locals to make the best out of these deals.
Store associate Victoria Martin revealed the location’s final day to the Belleville News-Democrat.
She was unable to give an official reason behind the closure and highlighted that the store was often recommended by nearby foot doctors.
Martin added that many customers are upset with the move with recent comments on its website focusing on the closure.
“Sorry you’re closing. Been a customer for many years. Recommend others to purchase from you,” one wrote.
“I’ve purchased shoes at this store in Fairview Heights for years and always had excellent quality of service with a pleasant smile,” another added.
“I deeply regret the notice of your choice to close the only store in Metro East. I live and work in Illinois,”
After Sunday’s closure, New Balance customers will have to travel to Richmond Heights or Creve Coeur in Missouri to visit the store.
Meanwhile, other big-name retailers are set to shut up shop in the state in January next year.
TJX plans to close a staggering 6 TJ Maxx and Marshalls locations in Chicago, Illinois in early 2024.
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