POMONA (CNS) – Two former employees and one current worker at Romano’s Macaroni Grill, all females, are suing the owners of the restaurant chain, alleging that management did not do enough to stop two male supervisors at the now-closed Industry location from sexually harassing them.
Shanell Covarrubias, Maria Raya and Idalia Carrera brought the lawsuit Wednesday in Pomona Superior Court against Italian Restaurant Group LLC and two of their bosses, Cesar Pavias and Jose Castro. The complaint alleges sexual battery, hostile work environment harassment, gender discrimination, failure to prevent discrimination and harassment, retaliation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent retention and supervision. The women seek unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
A Macaroni Grill representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment.