TAVERN ON THE GREEN SETTLES SEX HARASSMENT SUIT
A New York City landmark restaurant recently settled a suit filed against them for sexual and racial discrimination. The suit was filed by the EEOC against Tavern on the Green. The Commission claimed that Tavern on the Green took part in sexual and racial harassment against their female, black and Hispanic employees. Leon Drogy, a former manager at the restaurant, was reportedly particularly abusive towards female employees. Verbally, female employees were subjected to repeated comments related to sexual positions, sexual acts and even asked for sexual favors, says Kam S. Wong, an attorney for the commission. Drogy also reportedly harassed black and Hispanic employees, calling them ignorant immigrants and making fun of their accents.
A $2.2 million settlement was reached in the case, which will reportedly be distributed among more than 50 people who were the victims of the abuse.