A 71-year-old Chicago man alleges he was unfairly dismissed by Rosebud Restaurants because of his age, states a lawsuit filed on June 15 at United States District Court in Chicago.
Represented by Eugene K. Hollander of The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander, Daniel Miller was General Manager at Rosebud Restaurants and was allegedly fired by the owner, Alex Dana, in October 2013 after 25 years of service, with no reason given for his dismissal.
The filing states that Daniel Miller was replaced with a 25-year-old employee who he had been asked to train over the weeks leading up to his dismissal.
This isn’t the first wrongful dismissal claim against Rosebud Restaurants -- Hollander has previously represented two separate pregnancy discrimination cases against the restaurants in 2006 and 2010, both of which settled for confidential sums.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) also successfully brought a charge against the restaurant chain this year for racial discrimination in its hiring process.
“The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee who is over 40 years old. Daniel Miller was a loyal employee of Rosebud Restaurants for a quarter of a century, yet management let him go without giving him a reason and replaced him with a younger employee,” Hollander says.
The plaintiff, Daniel Miller, says, “When I was terminated, I was devastated. The owner of Rosebud Restaurants, Alex Dana, was my best friend -- he was like family to me.”
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