Bloomberg Law
May 17, 2019, 1:15 PM

Black Exotic Dancers to Collect $3.3M in EEOC Race Bias Win

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

A Jackson, Miss., strip club must pay five black dancers a total of $3.3 million for race discrimination, a federal jury decided.

The verdict entered May 16 by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi is a big win for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The federal job rights enforcement agency brought the suit against Danny’s Restaurant LLC and related entities on behalf of the dancers.

The EEOC alleged in its September 2016 complaint that the five women hired to work at Club Danny’s had to either dance exclusively at a related club called Black Diamonds or ...