In-N-Out Burger Sued for Discriminating Against Blacks and Workers Over 40
The Tidrick Law Firm has instituted a class-action lawsuit against the burger chain for allegedly having an illegal practice of deliberately not hiring applicants who are African American or those who are over the age of 40.
The law suit came about because of two men from the Bay Area who applied for jobs at in In-N-Out Burger at their San Francisco and Oakland outlets. Both men were over the age of 40 and were both also African American and were not hired. According to the lawsuit, the two men were not hired even though there was an advertisement for two open positions at the two restaurants.
The lawsuit further claims that both of the African American men were qualified for the jobs they applied for but were told that the burger chain was not hiring even after they were told there were open position prior to applying.
In the first incident, Alonzo Brown applied for a job, in June, to work at In-N-Out Burger in Oakland. According to the lawsuit, Brown went in to meet with the manager of the store and the manager said that they were hiring but then, two months later, they refused to hire him.
In the other incident, Carl Dubose applied for a cleanup associate job at the In-N-Out Burger, in May 2012, located at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. According to the lawsuit, at the time that Dubose applied, there was an online advertisement at the company’s website saying it was “accepting applications for all shifts.”
Dubose was rejected from the position he applied for in San Francisco and went on to also apply at the outlet in Oakland. According to the lawsuit, after a month, Dubose was rejected again in spite of having had a conversation with the manager who had said that they planned to hire five people within two months.