By John Suayan | May 11, 2018

HOUSTON – A popular brunch restaurant in the city’s Montrose neighborhood is alleged to have terminated a female employee who complained about a hostile work environment.

Christine Nugent sued 2611 Grant, Inc., doing business as Baba Yega Café, and Baba Yega Restaurant Corp. in state district court on May 10, accusing the defendants of rampant discrimination against several of its workers, including herself.

Baba Yega employed Nugent first as a server and then a floor manager from 2014 to 2017.

According to the Nugent’s lawsuit, she heard complaints regarding gender-based harassment and the usage of ethnic and sexual orientation-based slurs. She was supposedly privy to instances of age and gender discrimination.

Court papers assert that the plaintiff pushed back against the acts in question only for the owners to mistreat her.

The respondents terminated her for apparently disapproving then-upcoming changes to Baba Yega, to which the original petition claims was a front to punish her for her complaints.

Consequently, Nugent seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by Jakki A. Hansen of The Hansen Law Firm, P.C. in Houston.

Harris County 234th District Court Case No. 2018-31593

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