Roswell GA Pub Tilted Kilt Accused of Racial Discrimination in Federal Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Black Woman, Najla Salaam

Najla Salaam accuses Tilted Kilt restaurant in Roswell, Ga., of discrimination in federal discrimination lawsuit, after being hired, trained, then fired and told “too many black women already hired.”

 Roswell GA Pub Tilted Kilt Accused of Racial Discrimination in Federal Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Black Woman, Najla Salaam

Najla Salaam has accused the Tilted Kilt restaurant in Roswell, Ga., of discrimination, alleging she was hired as a server, trained and then fired before she started working because she is black. She said she was told too many black women were already hired, according to a federal lawsuit (Civil Action No. 1:11-cv-3223-JOF-JFK) filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

A former general manager at the restaurant told the EEOC he was instructed to fire Salaam because she was African-American and too dark, the lawsuit states. Because the general manager (Danny Lovell) objected to the owner’s instruction to fire employees based on race, he was also fired, the EEOC said Monday. The EEOC said it filed the lawsuit against the Holcomb Bridge Road eatery after first attempting to reach a settlement.

“Employers should make employment decisions based only on employees’ abilities and not the color of their skin or their race,” Bernice Williams Kimbrough, district director for the EEOC’s Atlanta office, said in a statement released Monday afternoon. “The EEOC will act to prevent this type of misconduct.” Source

To all my friends in the North Fulton area, or any area in which there is a Tilted Kilt restaurant, please pay attention to this case and the verdict that is rendered. If the allegations are true, we shouldn’t eat where there is discrimination against workers, whether it’s based on race, gender or religious beliefs.

Someone reached out to us from Tilted Kilt to notify us that the manager who was at that pub at the time of the allegations, was not Steve Jacoby, as we were told when we verified the name. We have removed his name from the body of the story. Coming soon a statement from Tilted Kilt.

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