CLEVELAND Officials at Darden Restaurants said the company would “vigorously defend” itself against a racial discrimination lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court here on behalf of black employees at a Bahama Breeze restaurant in Beachwood, Ohio. The lawsuit, filed Sept. 18 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleges that three black Bahama Breeze employees were mocked for their wardrobe, form of speech and mannerisms, were subjected to racial epithets, and were treated ...

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