The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against Nu-Way Weiners Inc., claiming that two female employees “were repeatedly subjected to a sexually hostile work environment” and that the restaurant chain didn’t end the alleged harassment.
The two women claimed that another employee touched them on “inappropriate” parts of their bodies and frequently asked them to go to a gay club, according to the lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.
Both women allege that they were terminated as a result of their complaining about the harassment.
Jim Cacavias, president and co-owner of the restaurant chain, said the accusations are false and are being made by two disgruntled former employees. He declined further comment, citing ongoing litigation.