U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Apple Metro Inc.

On June 9, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed a lawsuit against Apple Metro Inc., “which operates several dozen Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill restaurants in the New York City area.”  The lawsuit alleges Apple Metro “violated federal civil rights law by firing a woman for complaining about sex harassment” from one of their restaurants.

“According to the EEOC’s complaint, Apple Metro staff made numerous crude and derogatory references to the employee’s transgender status, repeatedly and intentionally referred to her with a male name and male pronouns, and made offensive comments about her genitalia. After the employee complained to management about the harassment on several occasions, the company fired her.”

EEOC Files Gender Identity Lawsuit In SDNY — Huffington Post

EEOC Sues Apple Metro Restaurant Chain for Sex Discrimination & Retaliation — EEOC