Jury Awards Ex-Employee of Roscoe’s Chicken N’ Waffles $1.6M in Race Discrimination Suit
CBS Los Angeles, September 9, 2015
A jury has awarded a former employee of Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘n Waffles more than $1 million in damages after he sued the popular restaurant chain alleging racial discrimination and wrongful termination.
Daniel Beasley, a black man, filed a racial discrimination and wrongful-termination suit against the soul food chain that’s popular with celebrities, including Snoop Dogg and Larry King.
“It’s owned by an African American owner, but he gives full authority to the Hispanics to run it,” Beasley said.
According to Beasley’s lawsuit, managers at the restaurant on Pico Boulevard harassed him for being black and gave preferential treatment to Latino employees, including better schedules.
The grandfather from Compton says he complained to human resources and the company’s owner, but nothing was done.
He was later fired for what he says was retaliation.
Beasley says he became homeless after losing his job.