Roscoe's

*Whoa! Hold the presses! Stop the noise! Talk about a MAJOR switch-a-roo!

One of the country’s  most well-known African American-owned franchises (Roscoe’s House of Chicken N Waffles) was sued for racial discrimination.

…and the $1.6 million lawsuit was filed (and won) by a … black man.

CBS Los Angeles reports that Daniel Beasley, an African American ex-employee of Roscoe’s, has been awarded more than $1 million based on his claims that the chain unlawfully terminated him after he complained to human resources about being treated badly by restaurant managers because he is black.

He says in his lawsuit that the Latino employees receive preferential treatment, and points out better work schedules as one of the perks.

daniel beasley

Daniel Beasley

Beasley told reporters that Roscoe’s, which has seven stores in southern, California, has an “…African American owner, but he gives full authority to the Hispanics to run it.”

Read more and see a video report at EURThisNthat.