Waiter, There’s An Inappropriate Comment In My Soup

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts.

Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged
that Tavern on the Green, perhaps the city’s most in-demand unoriginal
restaurant, has violated federal law for at least eight years by sexually and racially harassing its employees. This is one in a long string of iffy eateries whose dirty dishes have been exposed this year, including Restaurant Daniel and the Canal Seafood Restaurant
in Chinatown. The lawsuit, brought on behalf of hostess Martha Nyakim
Gatkuoth — who has spent the past four years in the Tavern’s employ —
and other unidentified staff members, charges that the restaurant’s
managers and other employees targeted black and Hispanic women,
including instances of groping and racist comments. The restaurant, of
course, says the accusations are completely unfounded, and plans to
continue to deny their veracity in court, if necessary.

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