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The federal government is going after Panda Express for discrimination, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.According to a suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a San Jose restaurant allegedly singled out Latino workers — cutting their hours, forcing them to clean toilets, and disciplining them more severely — while other equally-ranked Asian American employees stood idly by.
The EEOC suit, which was filed Wednesday, alleges that this occurred from 2008 – 2009.
It’s not the first time this nationwide Asian fast food chain has faced litigation. Last September, an employee won $25,000 and her job back after being fired for complaining of “inappropriate sexual behaviour.”