Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Outback Steakhouse
Current Parent Company: 
Bloomin' Brands
Penalty: 
$19,000,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
December 29, 2009
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
employment discrimination
Violation Description: 

Outback Steakhouse agreed to pay $19 million and furnish significant remedial relief to settle a major class lawsuit alleging sex discrimination against thousands of women at hundreds of its corporately-owned restaurants nationwide.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Florida
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
restaurants and foodservice
Specific Industry of Parent: 
restaurants
Notes: 

Description field shows type of discrimination that EEOC had alleged.

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Parent company note: 
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