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February 26, 2015

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The suit says a Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Park City, Utah withheld seven temporary positions from male applicants.
Wikimedia Commons The suit says a Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Park City, Utah withheld seven temporary positions from male applicants.

The Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain got slapped with a federal lawsuit Thursday, saying it discriminated against hiring male employees at its location in Park City, Utah.

The suit, filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Eugene, Ore., says the Park City restaurant refused to hire men for seven temporary positions as bartenders and waiters in the summer of 2013, saving those spots for women only.

The discrimination supposedly came from “fears about housing employees of both genders together,” according to a statement posted on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s website.

The suit seeks an order forcing the company to stop depriving men of employment, and says the restaurant should pay losses to two men who didn’t get a gig there. It also accuses the Tennessee-based company of unlawful employment practices in nine other states, including Oregon.

John Stanley, a trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, told The Oregonian it’s “an unusual lawsuit” and said he couldn’t recall the organization ever handling a case where men claimed jobs were held from them in favor of women.

The company could not be reached for comment.

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