NY's Tavern on the Green Settles Discrimination Suit

June 2, 2008 11:49:59 AM PDT
New York's popular Tavern on the Green restaurant has agreed to a $2.2 million settlement of claims that employees were sexually and racially harassed. The settlement was announced Monday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The suit said the harassment included groping, graphic comments and demands for various sex acts. It also said black and Hispanic employees were subjected to slurs and ridicule of their accents.

An attorney for the restaurant did not immediately return a call for comment. The restaurant previously has stated that it complies with all anti-discrimination and sexual harassment laws.