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Burger King franchisee settles 14-year sexual harassment case with EEOC

Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. will pay $2.5 million to former and current employees

Just because the restaurant’s motto is “have it your way” doesn’t mean you can treat female employees however you want.

Burger King’s largest franchisee—Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.—agreed to a $2.5 million settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Tuesday, putting an end to a 14-year sexual harassment case in which Carrols was accused of widespread violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The money will go to 88 former employees and one current employee, the remaining claimants out of 90,000 female employees that the EEOC initially contacted to investigate Carrols’ alleged harassment.

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