Puerto Rico steakhouse agrees to EEOC settlement regarding age discrimination allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 31, 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced July 24 that Meat Market LLC, a steakhouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will pay a monetary amount to unsuccessful job applicants and better maintain a workplace free from discrimination after allegations of age discrimination.

The EEOC looked into a case involving Meat Market’s hiring and recruitment practices for multiple years. To settle the case, Meat Market agreed to maintain a policy of hiring candidates without regard to their age. In its conciliation of the matter, Meat Market did not admit to the allegations.

"We appreciate that Meat Market worked cooperatively with the EEOC to resolve this charge," said William Sanchez, director of the EEOC's San Juan Local Office. "This agreement ensures that the company will take proactive measures to prevent discrimination in the future by putting in place effective recruitment and hiring practices."

The San Juan Local Office is part of EEOC's Miami District, which oversees agency operations in Florida, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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