STORY FROM: COVID-19 Litigation Report

Dallas Restaurant Worker Says Employer Threatened to Fire Workers for Wearing Masks

DALLAS — A Dallas restaurant has been sued by one of its employees who alleges that she was threatened with being fired if she wore a face mask during her shifts to protect herself against the risk of contracting COVID-19.

In a May 7 complaint filed in the Dallas County District Court, “Jane Doe” contends that after it reopened on May 1, Hillstone Restaurant Group Inc. d/b/a R&D Kitchen removed her from the work schedule when she insisted on wearing a mask while waiting tables.

“Jane Doe and similarly situated employees are being put to an unacceptable and impermissible choice: ...

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