News Restaurant Makes Black Customer Pre-Pay His Meal

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  1. BethSucks

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    Black customer forced to prepay for meal files $100K discrimination lawsuit
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    Elmer's restaurants has been accused of engaging in discriminatory consumer practices. (Google Maps)

    An African American man who says he was asked to pay for his meal before dining at a Washington state restaurant—unlike white diners around him-- has filed a $100,000 discrimination suit against the chain.

    Brian Eason, a real estate agent who also serves as a deputy with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, went to the Vancouver, Wash. location of Elmer’s—a pacific Northwest chain of diners—on Dec. 16, 2014, reports The Oregonian.

    After ordering from the waitress, she “demanded that he prepay for his meal,” according to the lawsuit.

    "I was kind of curious about it and said 'Well, is that new?' And she said 'Yes, we had a few walk-aways and my boss asked me to ask for prepayment," Eason told The Oregonian on Wednesday.

    At first, Eason says he was unphased but when he ordered another drink and was again asked to pay, he began to question the policy.

    "I said 'This is kind of odd that I have to prepay every time I order my food and drink,'" Eason recounted. "

    The waitress, who has not been named, reportedly replied , 'I think it's discrimination and my boss is here, and she's forcing me to have me do this.'" The lawsuit says that the waitress acknowledged the policy was “racist.”

    Eason says his server was apologetic and he ended up leaving her a tip and a $10 Starbucks gift card. He left Elmer’s but shortly returned after thinking about the waitress’s comments.

    Back at the restaurant, Eason asked two white diners if they had been required to pay upfront before receiving their food and was told that they had not.

    After the incident, Eason debated about whether to pursue legal action but after many sleepless nights, he says his family persuaded him it was the right thing to do.

    "My office is right down the street there," Eason said. "It's a constant reminder of 'They don't want me in there.'"

    On Tuesday, Eason filed a lawsuit in the circuit court of the State of Oregon, Multnomah Count, accusing Elmer’s of engaging in discriminatory practices. He is seeking $100,000 in damages due to the fact that he has "suffered loss of sleep and feelings of racial stigmatization” over the incident.

    Elmer’s, a Portland based chain, is owned and operated by Karsan which is named as one of the defendants. A representative for Karsan says they are “actively looking” into the incident but would not comment further due to pending litigation.

    Jill Ramos, Elmer’s director of restaurant support, provided the following statement to The Oregonian: "At Elmer's, we are proud to provide a welcoming Guest experience to everyone in the communities we serve. We are disappointed to hear about the complaint which occurred at one of our franchise-operated restaurants."
     
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    I hope it worth it for this bigot restaurant owner. Now he will lose it.
     
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    I see he was also a cop, its over for that restaurant owner.
     
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    obviously not right what the restaurant did but why does that entitle the guy to 100k? what were the damages? emotional distress? the restaurant's insurance will cover the payoff which means we all pay for this guy to upgrade the rims on his car
     
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    Did they really think they'd get away with that in 2015?
     
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    Why not just set a policy that everyone prepays? As if whites never dine and dash. :rolleyes:
     
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    While I think it's terrible that he was clearly discriminated against, why would the corporation be liable for the action of one rogue racist franchisee? Would his lawyers have to prove that Elmers encourages their franchisees to discriminate?
     
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    Thanks, Obama!
     
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    there is a Chinese buffet near me that requires everyone to prepay. they claim that people would come in and say they were not going to eat but just visit with friends. The Chinese will not let you get away with that shit :jj:
     
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    if he felt slighted by the restaurant making him prepay, he should have left and not gone there again.
     
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    Sometimes the best lessons are hard learned. :jj: What a dumb fuck.
     
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    Fucking McDonald's and Popeye's does this to me all the timme ... RACISTS!
     
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    Or they shouldn't have a blacks pay ahead of time policy.
     
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    Yeah, this is not 1965 where blacks had to stay on the other side of town and Mexicans had to eat in the kitchen. Times have changed a bit.

    But dont worry, trump wants to bring back the good old days and make America great again.
     
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    Seems simple enough to me. :dontknow:
     
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    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    you don't believe in allowing owners discretion over their business?
     
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    I thought that was already settled when they were forced to serve blacks. :dontknow:
     
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    Ahh, but that is the crux of the case, is it not? He was serving the gentleman.


    (for the record, i think it's really dumb on the part of the owner from a business perspective. also, from a human perspective, it sounds like this black guy was clearly a somewhat upstanding member of society)
     
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    Once I saw an urban family jump on the seats of their booth because a mouse scampered. Within seconds a five foot tall female with four inch turquoise nails was talking lawsuit.