Lawry's to settle in discrimination case

November 2, 2009 8:35:18 PM PST
The Lawry's Restaurant chain has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a federal lawsuit that accused the company of barring men from waiting tables.The suit was filed 3 years ago after a busboy claimed he was barred from a serving job that pays more.

Lawry's has a restaurant in Chicago.

A judge in California must still approve the consent decree. The company will make $500,000 available to pay discrimination victims and the rest will go toward training and an advertising campaign.

In addition to Chicago, Lawry's has restaurants in southern California, Dallas, Las Vegas and overseas.