CINCINNATI -- A popular restaurant has announced it is closing six weeks after a fired employee accused its owner of promoting a sexually hostile work environment.
Terry's Turf Club, owned by Terry Carter, "will be closing in about two weeks" because "the owner is retiring," according to a post on the restaurant's Facebook page Sunday night.
The fired employee, Evelyn Reid, produced a video that she said shows Carter firing her and telling her she'd be OK if she kept her legs "spread open."
Reid said she was fired on Oct. 7 in the middle of a double shift she had volunteered to cover after Carter told her she wasn't smiling enough. Carter told her that he would "miss (her) ass," she said.
Carter "often made inappropriate comments about female employees and customers" and treated female employees differently than male employees, Reid charged in October is a filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Cincinnati area office.
Scott Croswell, an attorney representing Carter, said the EEOC charge "is a rehash of old allegations."
"We intend to defend the EEOC complaint aggressively, and any litigation that should follow," he said.