September 29, 2006 |
The federal government sued Denny's restaurants, alleging that a manager who had a leg amputated was wrongly fired because her superiors believed she posed a safety risk. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the class-action suit accusing Denny's of discriminating against a manager at a restaurant in the Baltimore suburb of Fullerton and other, unnamed employees. The suit seeks a court order requiring Denny's Inc.
October 12, 2005 |
Denny's Corp. said Tuesday that it had agreed to pay $7.75 million to former California employees to settle a lawsuit that alleged that the restaurant chain failed to pay them for unused vacation time. The company, based in Spartanburg, S.C., was sued by the California Department of Industrial Relations in September 2002 over alleged violations of state law regarding payment of accrued vacation upon termination of employment. Denny's will pay installments of $3.5 million on Nov. 30 and about $4.
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August 24, 2001 |
A Los Angeles County family has filed a $10-million lawsuit against Denny's, accusing the restaurant chain of racial discrimination for refusing to serve them in Torrance. The lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court comes as Advantica Restaurant Group Inc., Denny's parent company, has received widespread recognition for an unprecedented corporate make-over to erase a negative image nationally that the company routinely discriminates against minorities.
March 9, 2000 |
Two black Notre Dame students arrested by off-duty police officers working security at a local Denny's said Wednesday the incident was racially motivated and they were manhandled by the cops. Tiffany Johnson said an officer used pepper spray on her while she was handcuffed in the back of a closed squad car, and April Allen said a third woman arrested had her nose bloodied when an officer slammed the woman's head into a trunk. The freshmen were arrested along with two other friends early Feb.
February 18, 2000 |
The Irvine-based Coco's and Carrows chains will be put up for sale so their parent company can focus on its more profitable Denny's restaurants. Advantica Restaurant Group Inc. on Thursday also reported deep losses for the fourth quarter and the year and said it is laying off 90 employees--about 20% of its work force--at its headquarters in Spartanburg, S.C. Advantica bought Coco's and Carrows in 1996 for $306 million.
September 24, 1999 |
There was a time when Long Beach resident Mark Niggle wouldn't eat at a Mimi's Cafe, no matter how much he liked the food. The problem: The restaurant's decor was just too feminine. "The first time my girlfriend brought me in here, I laughed because it was so girlie, kind of frilly," the tattooed 23-year-old said after eating lunch at Mimi's Costa Mesa eatery on a recent weekday afternoon. But no more.