NC restaurant workers sued for libel

Lawsuit stems from online allegations of employer misconduct

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In a case that could be closely watched by those monitoring the future of the post-pandemic restaurant industry, the owners of a prominent Southern restaurant group have sued two former employees who allegedly posted anonymous accusations of workplace misconduct at one of their Charlotte locations.

According to legal experts who reviewed the complaint at The Food Section’s request, the legal battle is likely to be protracted and costly, and could have a chilling effect on would-be whistleblowers, regardless of the outcome.

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