California Tony Roma’s Ladies Night Drink Class Action Settlement
The Class consists of “all persons, regardless of gender, who purchased a beverage from the happy hour menu at Tony Roma’s in Torrance, California during its Friday ‘First Drink Is $0.99’ Ladies Night promotion from April 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013, and can show proof of purchase; and all persons, regardless of gender, who purchased two beverages from the happy hour menu at Tony Roma’s in Torrance, California during its Monday through Thursday ‘Buy One Drink and Get the Second Drink for $0.99’ Ladies Night promotion from April 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013, and can show proof of purchase.”
Proof of Purchase
Eligible Class Members must provide a valid proof of purchase on a drink listed on the Tony Roma’s Happy Hour menu that was subject to the Ladies Night discount, and the purchase of that drink must have been made during Tony Roma’s Ladies Night promotions. If you do not have proof of purchase, you may participate in the settlement if you complete a Claim Form; attest under penalty of perjury that you are a Class Member, you do not have documentary proof of the purchase, and you live or work within 10 miles of Tony Roma’s Torrance during the Ladies Night Class period. However, WDI has the unrestricted right to reject any claim for which proof of purchase is not provided.
Bertram Riddick v. WDI International Inc. d/b/a Tony Roma’s,Case No. BC507786Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles, Central District
This settlement resolves allegations that the defendant engaged in gender discrimination by requiring them to pay different prices for their drinks based on their gender.
According to the lawsuit Tony Roma’s Torrance location charged males a higher price than females during happy hours
The lawsuit alleges restaurant chain violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act and the Gender Tax Repeal Act of 1995.
The defendant denies wrongdoing but has agreed to settle