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Lawyer for Danny’s Palm Bar & Grill Calls Sexual Harassment Complaint “Completely False”

Danny’s Palm Bar & Grill is located at 965 Orange Ave.

Former Danny’s Palm Bar & Grill employee, Alexandra Capria alleges that Jeffrey Sweet, owner of Danny’s, “acted inappropriately in the workplace, which actions included physical, sexual and verbal harassment, towards his employees.”

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The complaint was filed April 3, 2017.

The Coronado Times spoke with Alan Wingert, legal counsel for Jeffrey Sweet, owner of Danny’s Palm Bar & Grill regarding the complaint.

Wingert stated the following:

The lawsuit alleges sexual discrimination and harassment.  We deny the allegations and will be responding to the lawsuit with a formal denial.  We look forward to having the opportunity to have our side of the story heard. This is an ex-employee of the bar.  She resigned her position at Danny’s Oct 30, 2015.  The allegations of this complaint are completely false.  – Alan Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Juskie, LLP

According to the filed complaint:

Plaintiff was hired by Defendants in or around June 2013. From the time of her hire until her last day of employment, October 30, 2015, SWEET was Plaintiff’s supervisor.

SWEET was an abusive person and acted inappropriately in the workplace, which actions included physical, sexual and verbal harassment, towards his employees.

Plaintiff was subjected to sexual and physical harassment by SWEET throughout her employment. During this time, others at DPBG, including managers, were aware of said conduct.

During the approximately 2 years of SWEET’s supervision of Plaintiff, he harassed her physically, sexually and intimidated her in retaliation for any anticipated efforts to protest the behavior. This presented a situation in which Plaintiff felt helpless and, to avoid threatened retaliation in the form of loss of employment or other adverse employment treatment, she endured the treatment until being forced to quit.

Read the entire complaint here.

This is a developing story.  Updates will be provided by The Coronado Times.

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