Statement Condemning Sexual Harassment
We condemn sexual harassment. Period. Tipped, hourly, and salary workers all deserve the same level of respect and support. It does not matter if the harasser is a customer, a colleague or a manager, it will not be tolerated in our industry. Our industry – like so many others – is confronting this challenge. That is why we have instituted improved training programs for our members to help prevent and respond to this behavior in the workplace. Since the first restaurant opened its doors, we have been places where communities come together, and we are honored and humbled to serve in that role. Creating a safe and enjoyable environment for our employees and our customers is not only our responsibility, it’s a necessity if we are going to continue to be part of the fabric of America.