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Senor Frog's in Hawaii settles harassment suit

By OSKAR GARCIA
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a shuttered Waikiki restaurant and bar has agreed to pay $350,000 to settle complaints of male managers sexually harassing 13 female employees.

The federal agency said Thursday that the Hawaii arm of the Mexico company that owns the Senor Frog's chain agreed to change its policies if it decides to reopen.

The complaint filed nearly two years ago accuses managers of groping female workers' breasts and buttocks and demanding sex from them. EEOC officials accused the managers of making offensive sexual comments, with harassment occurring daily.

A settlement agreement filed Thursday in federal court in Hawaii says the company, La Rana Hawaii LLC, admits no wrongdoing. A lawyer for La Rana didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.

The restaurant closed in August 2012.

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