A former Red Robin employee is suing the company, claiming her then-colleagues put sharp metal in her food after she complained to management that they had repeatedly used racial slurs in front of her, according to a new report.
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Zenarra James is seeking $25,000 in back pay, front pay and other damages in her lawsuit against the Red Robin restaurant in Madison Heights, Michigan, and the Ansara Restaurant Group, which owns and operates Red Robin and 2Booli restaurants throughout Michigan and Northwest Ohio. It alleges racial discrimination, a hostile work environment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and direct negligence.
Representatives for Red Robin and Ansara Restaurant Group did not respond to FOX Business' request for comment.
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After hearing several White employees use racial slurs in employee-designated areas in February, James complained to her managers, saying the language made her "uncomfortable," according to the lawsuit.