Four black former employees of a north Georgia
restaurant say they were unfairly strip searched by white managers and
that three of them were fired after they complained, reports Fox News.
The federal agency’s
complaint says managers searched the four employees after $100
disappeared from a white employee’s cash register at the Krystal
restaurant in Winder in June 2005.
Herbert Hunter, Daphne Hill
and Shannon Jackson say they were fired after they complained that only
black employees were strip searched. Quinthony Brown did not return to
work after he was searched.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on their behalf, seeking back wages plus interest.
"We don’t want any other
employee subjected to this kind of treatment," Vincent Hill, the EEOC
attorney handling the case, told the Athens Banner-Herald.
The employees complained to
the EEOC two months after the alleged incident, and the agency has been
working to negotiate a settlement with New Capital Dimensions, the
Milledgeville-based company that formerly owned the Winder franchise of
the Krystal chain that operates across the South.