Harlem Restaurant Sued For $6 M By Ex-Employee

March 22, 2018

The Root reports that a popular Harlem restaurant has been hit with a $6 million lawsuit alleging multiple instances of sexual harassment.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Corner Social by a former server, Alaya Jordan, who worked at the restaurant from about May 2015 to June 2017, according to the New York Daily News. According to court documents, Jordan was harassed multiple times by different employees, including a manager and the restaurant’s chef.

Jordan claims that Corner Social’s chef repeatedly asked her out on dates and asked about being massaged, informing the server that he liked “happy endings,” according to the New York Daily News.

And that allegedly wasn’t the worst of it. Reports the Daily News:

In February 2017, one of Jordan’s managers “suddenly and violently grabbed [Jordan’s] hair and said, ‘I just wanted to see if it was still long enough to pull on.’” …

Several months later, a waiter “began frequently touching or rubbing” her back and said, “Why don’t you kiss me?” When she told him to stop, “he would get visibly upset, and once he angrily shoved plaintiff during working hours,” the suit maintains.

The owner of Corner Social, Anahi Angelone, was notified of the harassment, according to the suit, but nothing was done about it.

Angelone is also facing heat at his other establishment, Angel of Harlem, which was accused last month of racially profiling black patrons and falsely accusing them of dining and dashing.

Editor’s note: Harlem World Magazine reported  the Angel of Harlem racially profiling black patron here in HarlemWorldMag.com

Read the entire article here in the Root.

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