Restaurant Workers Group Targets Darden In Race-Discrimination Lawsuit

Darden restaurant group
Darden restaurant group

It's been nearly 50 years since landmark passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that among other things prohibited discrimination in employment based on race or national origin. But that doesn't mean blacks and other minorities don't still face discriminatory practices on the job.

One such allegation in particular has gained recent national attention thanks in part to an Internet campaign by a black-advocacy organization, ColorOfChange.org, that charges Darden Restaurants, the nation's largest dining chain, with discriminating against blacks by refusing to hire them at its tony Capital Grille franchise.