Bismarck Restaurant Faces Lawsuit
A popular upscale restaurant in Bismarck is being sued for allegedly firing a server after she became pregnant.
As KFGO Radio reports, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit against East 40 Inc. in federal court in North Dakota on Monday. The company does business in Bismarck as 40 Steak & Seafood.
EEOC attorneys allege server Erica Davidson was hired at the restaurant in February 2015 and fired five months later after informing managers she was pregnant. The EEOC says that's illegal discrimination.
The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of money damages. It also asks a judge to order the restaurant to institute policies to guard against any future discrimination.
The restaurant didn't immediately respond to the lawsuit.