JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal lawsuit against a Mississippi strip club that it says discriminated against black dancers.
The lawsuit alleges that Danny’s Cabaret in Jackson forced black dancers to work less lucrative shifts than whites, subjected them to arbitrary fees and fines and excluded them from advertisements.
Danny’s, which bills itself as the largest adult entertainment club in Mississippi, had no immediate comment.
The lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Jackson on behalf of Sherida Edwards and three unnamed women who the EEOC said faced similar discrimination.
The lawsuit said Danny’s retaliated against the four women by reducing their work hours after the EEOC complaint was filed in April 2011.