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Darden Restaurants Beats Advocacy Group’s Suit Alleging Pay Bias

Sept. 15, 2021, 6:14 PM

Darden Restaurants Inc. won its bid to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that its cash wage and tipping policies encourage sexual harassment and racially disparate wages, after a federal court in California said the plaintiff, One Fair Wage Inc., lacked Title VII standing to sue.

OFW argued that it had Title VII standing because its claims fall within the law’s “zone of interests.” But the advocacy organization offered no support for the view that a non-employee can sue over employment discrimination, especially where the alleged injury is “either purely ideological or entirely derivative of the injury directly suffered by actual employees,” ...

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