BALTIMORE The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a class-action lawsuit against McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants Inc., alleging that the chain's two restaurants here discriminated against black employees and job applicants. The lawsuit claims that from Jan. 1, 1998, to the present, the restaurants’ managers refused to hire black applicants for visible front-of-the-house positions. Of the black servers already working in the restaurants, the lawsuit ...

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