Olive Garden server quits alleging discrimination

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) Just two days after a hostess resigned from Olive Garden in Evansville over an alleged racial discrimination incident, a server at the restaurant has also resigned.

According to Danks & Danks, the server, who has not been named, is alleging discrimination.

On February 29, Olive Garden hostess Amira Donahue says a customer came in and asked for a server who wasn’t black. Donahue says the manager complied with the request.

“The lady also made comments about me to another coworker saying that I am not family-friendly and that I should go work at a strip club instead of an Olive Garden,” Donahue said. “(She asked) am I even black, am I from here, am I from America, just like offhand comments like that and referring me to the ‘other one’. ”

Olive Garden spokesman Hunter Robinson says the company does not tolerate discrimination of any type and that senior leadership is investigating. 

Donahue has since resigned from her position.

Eyewitness News confirms the manager involved in this incident no longer works there.

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(This story was originally published on March 9, 2020)

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