A lesbian from
Manchester, N.H., has accused a Londonderry restaurant of
workplace discrimination, saying management did nothing or
reprimanded her when she complained about sexual
harassment by other workers. Bonnie Usher filed a
complaint with the state's human rights commission against
the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, accusing management of
discriminating against her because she is a lesbian.
Cracker Barrel spokesman Jim Taylor said the
company wasn't aware of all of Usher's complaints but
that the company disputes the accusations and will
make its case to the commission. A state investigator
concluded that Usher's claim has merit and that local
management at the chain restaurant did not respond to
her complaints. The commission hears the case Tuesday.