EEOC Chicago District Director John Rowe said that the agency’s investigation revealed that numerous female employees at Papa T’s were subjected to abusive verbal sexual comments, sexually derogatory remarks, touching, and physical threats by the owner, Randy Spears.
The lawsuitsuit also claims that at least one of the women was terminated in retaliation for opposing and complaining about the sexually hostile work environment.
Named as defendants in the lawsuit were J.D.J. Restaurant Inc., Papa T’s Pizza & Pub, J.W. Saphire Inc., Papa T’s Night Club and Papa T’s Fine Italian Cuisine Inc.