Employee was fired for his disability
An Outback Steakhouse in Phoenix will pay $65,000 to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit.
The EEOC says a new manager fired server John Woods, who had suffered a traumatic brain injury.
According to the EEOC's suit, Woods had worked successfully under Outback's prior manager at the restaurant's MetroCenter location, but the new manager terminated him because of his disability. The EEOC says it's illegal to fire an employee because of a preconceived notion about what someone with a disability can or can't do.
Woods will get the $65,000 in settlement money, and the Outback Steakhouse chain has agreed to train its managers on workplace discrimination.