Danny’s Cabaret, a Jackson, Mississippi strip club, has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle an EEOC race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Danny’s Cabaret discriminated against four black female entertainers by providing them with less advantageous employment conditions than the white strippers. The work schedules were also allegedly openly segregated.
The EEOC claims that Danny’s Cabaret retaliated against the four black employees after one of them complained about the alleged discrimination. Their work hours were allegedly reduced, and one of the women was forced to quit.
EEOC district director Delner Franklin-Thomas said, “Employers who allow their workplaces to be havens for racial harassment and retaliation are not meeting their obligations under federal law. When employers choose not to meet those obligations, the EEOC is prepared to pursue all appropriate means to hold them accountable.”