EEOC Settles Contempt Action Against Club

An adult entertainment club in Jackson, Mississippi treated its female employees badly and apparently snubbed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The EEOC announced today that it has settled a contempt action against Baby O’s Restaurant, dba Danny’s Downtown, a Jackson-based provider of adult entertainment services. The contempt action charged that Danny’s breached the terms of an agreement it entered into with the EEOC to resolve a racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Danny’s subjected four African-American females to unlawful race discrimination and retaliation. The EEOC charged that black entertainers were subjected to a variety of less advantageous terms and conditions of employment than white ones. The misconduct included subjecting African-American entertainers to arbitrary fees and fines, forcing them to work on less lucrative shifts, and excluding them from company advertisements, all because of their race. The EEOC also charged that Danny’s retaliated against the entertainers by reducing their work hours when one of them engaged in activity protected by law, including filing a discrimination charge with the EEOC. The EEOC alleged the retaliation was so severe that one of the entertainers was forced to leave her employment.


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