Speaking of lobster, Jeebus. SumOfUs is campaigning against Darden Restaurants, which owns the Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Longhorn Steakhouse chains. It seems the company will not grant its servers sick days.
Says the consumer organization on its website:
It's flu season, but when you sit down in a restaurant, the last thing you want to think about is a waiter with a cough carrying your breadsticks or a sous-chef with the flu coating your appetizer in a fine glaze of phlegm. And yet if you've eaten at a Red Lobster or an Olive Garden, there's a good chance your food was prepared, handled, or served by a sick worker.
Darden, the massive conglomerate that owns Olive Garden and Red Lobster, doesn't offer its workers paid sick days, even though studies show that two thirds of workers who don't get time off to recover come to work sick. The danger posed by this policy is very real - last year, a server at an Olive Garden in North Carolina came to work despite being diagnosed with highly-contagious Hepatitis A, leading to thousands of emergency inoculations and a class action lawsuit.
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