Alamos Verdes doesn't have bad Mexican food, but the venerable Arvada restaurant has the "Worst Boss of 2009," according toeBossWatch.com, which just ranked the 25 worst bosses.
Coming out on top: Paul Martinez, co-owner and manager of the restaurant at 5304 Vance Street that his parents, Emma and John Martinez, founded more than thirty years ago. Their fiftysomething sons now run the restaurant, where they engage in "simply repulsive" behavior with young female employees, according to a lawsuit filed by the EEOC in October.
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And when those employees complain, the Martinez brothers fire them -- as they did after April Wyatt reported the sexual harassment.
According to eBossWatch.com, "The EEOC alleges that from 2003 to 2006, Paul Martinez repeatedly groped Wyatt, who was just 16 years old when she started working at the Alamos Verdes restaurant. The suit alleges that Martinez made inappropriate comments to Wyatt, grabbed her backside, crotch and breast; pulled her underwear; and stuck his fingers in her mouth when she yawned."
And that's not all. "The suit also alleges that Greg Martinez and another unnamed owner and manager of the restaurant subjected female employees to sexually hostile work environment, including making statements that all female employees are 'stupid,' and that 'the only things women are good at are bitching and moaning.'"
Who's moaning now?