Employees to discuss harassment case against the restaurant chain

BOSTON – Five female kitchen workers in Boston in which a sexual harassment lawsuit that they are filing against a national restaurant chain.

Lawyers Committee for Civil rights and Economic Justice, who represents the women, says the lawsuit at issue Tuesday highlights the plight of women in low-wage positions, such as dishwashers, vacuum cleaners and cooks.

It comes as allegations of sexual misconduct have roiled American politics, media, film, and other white-collar industry.

The lawyers of the committee, a Boston-based non-profit, says the lawsuit claims a workplace filled with “immoral behavior, sexually inappropriate comments and unwanted touching.”

The women and their lawyers are expected to speak Tuesday. The committee has not yet called, the women or the restaurant chain yet.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali stepped away from his restaurant empire Monday after four women accused him of inappropriate touching.

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