Skip to comments.Lawsuit Claims Melrose Eatery Replaced Female Servers With ‘Handsome Men’
Posted on 12/06/2013 1:52:00 PM PST by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) A lawsuit filed by a former server at a trendy Melrose Avenue restaurant alleges a new owner sought to replace female servers with handsome men.
The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against The Larchmont includes allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination based on gender, retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
According to the suit, Lauren Costa was hired as a server in 2008 at the eatery located at 5750 Melrose Ave. when it was known as the Larchmont Grill, which was sold in January to a group that changed the name to The Larchmont.
One of the new owners, Robert Kass, who is named in the lawsuit, is a homosexual and openly discussed his sexual orientation with his staff, according to the suit.
In the lawsuit, Costa alleges Kass would only greet and chat male staffers upon arriving at work and was condescending and rude when he did greet Costa.
She was removed altogether from the restaurants employee schedule and terminated on June 21, according to the suit.
Costa also alleges she is owed back wages for overtime pay and that she was not provided sufficient meal and rest periods.
A representative for The Larchmont did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the suit.
I read the title and asked myself “Why?” yet knew the answer before I even read the article.
The fagola are GUILTY
Ms Costa needs to change the language in her lawsuit leaving off mention of homosexuality and emphasizing plain old male sexism if she wants it to succeed.
Not that I was ever going to eat there anyway— but now I’d be afraid of catching hepatitis (or worse)
Preliminary attempts to find Ms. Costa’s pic have failed.
The FR jury will remain empaneled pending evidence.
I think the headline says it all
"Heh, huh, heh, huh!"
If NOW and Sandra Fluke are gonna be silent on this matter,others will need to pick up the slack.
If we're lucky they'll destroy eachother.
I’d never eat there, either. I do, however, defend his right to hire or fire anyone for any reason whatsoever. Such is (or should be) the case with all at-will employees.
I guessed it too. Waiting to see who trumps who in this clash of liberal ideals - homos vs. feminists.
Ihate to say it, but a former high-rolling Chicago exchage type once told me that in the high-end restaurants it was de rigeur to hire fastidious homosexual waiters, and Hispanic bus boys. In theory, such hires would make the hire based on the impression it would leave on the guests.
No, you don't pump your own gas there. And, no, they don't have idiotic laws about who you can hire.
It was fun to see these cute chicks, surround your car, wash your windows, check your oil and pump your gas. My daughters thought it was fun, too. My wife, not so much.
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) my current financial situation precludes me from going out for fast food — let alone high end dining.
Hamburger Hamlet used to hire only black waiters. We ate there anyway.
Wasn’t that the restaurant which used to serve brownies the side of a football?
Those were something!
Big deal; there are plenty of places that only hire attractive women to tend bar. And probably homosexual hangouts that only hire...well, you know.
Sort of an inverse Hooters situation, eh?
Yeah, I always wondered why the Robinsons let Will hang around with that guy.
Homosexuals are nasty, caty bitches....
Generally, when you buy a business, you buy the assets and not the employees.
Employees would be hired or not by the new employer/company.
Regardless of who is working the front of the house, I can all but completely assure you that the staff in the kitchen (where you will get food-bourne illnesses from), is 100% Spanish-speaking.
Especially after topping off your “tank” 2-3 times a day.
They don’t hire guys at Lesbian bars either.
Obviously the guy was turning the joint into a gay bar for men.
Why would she want to stay, Is she a fag hag?
I never understood who Cindy Margolis was and why exactly she was famous... I wish I could legitimately say the same about Kim Kardashian.
Waiters in cummerbunds and Maitre ‘d in Tuxedo or just replaced with men wearing name tags and aprons? Big difference imho between the two.
Can a traditional elegant restaurant get away with a all male serving staff these days?
Maybe. I don’t remember, but their lobster bisque was famous.
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