What’s Man-on-Man Sexual Harassment Gonna Cost Cheesecake Factory? $345k


The Cheesecake Factory, a chain restaurant that we hoped would invade every corner of America with its delicious goodness, will pay $345,000 to settle charges it knowingly tolerated male kitchen workers’ sexual harassment of other male staffers at a Phoenix-area location. Those male staffers “lived in fear,” according to a statement from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which helped bring an end to the 16-month-lawsuit. Not that Cheesecake admitted any wrongdoing in making the payout.