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A Florida Denny’s settles a suit about slurs of Mexicans, other Hispanics for $45,000

Miami Herald logo Miami Herald 5/22/2022 David J. Neal, Miami Herald

A former employee of a Denny’s in Brandon who said he dealt with “severe and pervasive slurs” about Mexicans and other Hispanics will receive $45,000 after the franchise’s owner settled an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit.

Officially, the owner of the Denny’s on 1301 W. Brandon Blvd., RREMC, LLC, denies the allegations of Juan Perez, an employee from November 2013 to August 2019. Still, RREMC entered into the consent decree that involves the above payment to Perez as well as anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation training for management.

The EEOC lawsuit said Perez, a Mexican native, started working at the aforementioned Denny’s in November 2013. In late 2016, the lawsuit said, RREMC created a hostile workplace “by subjecting him to severe and pervasive slurs regarding Hispanic and Mexican people.”

Perez complained in March and April 2019, the lawsuit claims, and was fired in August 2019.

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