Fast food giant In-N-Out burger was slapped with a discrimination lawsuit filed in California, according to NBC News. The class action lawsuit allege the restaurant discriminates against job applicants based on their race rather than qualifications.
“We believe individuals that are applying for store associates and custodial positions at In-N-Out burger. Certain individuals are being discriminated against by their age, race and or color,” says attorney Joel Young, representing the plaintiffs, two male African Americans. The two men applied for jobs at locations in Oakland and San Francisco.
Young claimed that the men, both over 40 years old, were both qualified for the positions and the restaurants were both hiring.
“We hire from our local communities and our restaurants reflect the demographics of that community,” said In-N-Out Burger Vice President Arnie Wensinger. “The company will aggressively defend itself against these baseless and irresponsible allegations.”
If In-N-Out Burger is indeed discovered to be selecting applicants based on race, it is in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and will have a steep price to pay. Please contact our law firm if you have been the victim of racial discrimination.
Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob—Los Angeles discrimination attorneys