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Settlement reached in Clearfield restaurant suit

Settlement reached in Clearfield restaurant suit



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The federal government says a Clearfield restaurant will pay $30,000 to settle a lawsuit that alleged the establishment fired a server because she was pregnant.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit against Japanese restaurant Tepanyaki of Clearfield LLC in U.S. District Court in April.

The commission has said the restaurant hired a woman in February 2007 but that she was fired during training when the restaurant learned she was pregnant.

The lawsuit said that is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on a number of factors.

The EEOC said in a statement Monday that as part of the settlement Tepanyaki also will provide training to educate employees about discrimination based on sex and pregnancy.

A message left by The Associated Press for the restaurant was not immediately returned.

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Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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