Sparks Steak House Settles ‘Male-on-Male’ Sexual Harassment Suit

Sparks Steak House
Sparks Steak House Photo: Jennifer McFarlane

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled a sexual harassment suit against Sparks Steak House for $600,000. Twenty-two male waiters say they were groped and harassed by one manager in particular over an eight-year period, LGBT Weekly reports. Though waiters continued to report the offensive manager to other managers and even informed the restaurant’s owners, the incidents did not stop. In addition to the monetary settlement, the restaurant’s owners and management have agreed to implement comprehensive new set of anti-discrimination policies. [LGBT Weekly]