The company agreed to pay $775,000, which will be divided among male employees who allegedly were discriminated against. Razzoo's also must spend at least $225,000 to hire a personnel consultant or establish an in-house human resources department.
The EEOC filed a discrimination lawsuit against Addison-based Razzoo's, saying the restaurant chain "communicated to managers by e-mail a plan for an 80-20 ratio of women to men" bartenders.
Company attorney Bob Luxen said Razzoo's never discriminated against "any employee or applicant" and denied there was ever a 80-20 policy. He tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Razzoo's settled to avoid the disruptions and costs of a trial.