Sex discrimination suit against Ruth’s Chris Steak House amended to be a class action

October 27, 2011 by

A sex discrimination lawsuit brought against Ruth’s Chris Steak House by four current and former employees in the Washington D.C. area can proceed as a class action suit.  The United States District Court for the District of Columbia has granted the plaintiffs the right to add class action claims to the lawsuit, first filed against the restaurant chain in October 2010.  D.C.-based employment law firms Mehri & Skalet PLLC and Tycko & Zavareei LLP represent the women.

The suit claims the women, whose jobs range from bartender to national sales manager, were discriminated against on pay and promotions.

They also allege the work environment was replete with tawdry sexual advances, physical groping, sexual innuendo and retaliation against those who complained or reported sexual harassment.

Three of the women worked at Ruth’s Chris locations in D.C., Arlington and Fairfax. A fourth plaintiff is still employed at a Ruth’s Chris location in the District of Columbia.

Steve Larson
An experienced trial lawyer who handles both hourly and contingent fee cases, Steve has expertise in class actions, consumer cases, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, employment matters, and disputes involving family wealth. Steve regularly represents individuals and businesses in federal and state court and has obtained class-wide recovery in multiple class actions. A veteran practitioner, Steve's clients value his creative approach to resolving complex litigation matters.

Legal Disclaimer

The information contained in this blog does not constitute legal advice, and does not create an attorney-client relationship. We make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this blog.