Ex-employee settles lawsuit with Milk Shake Factory

The Milk Shake FactoryBy Brian Bowling Friday, July 11, 2014, 11:36 a.m.

A former general manager of The Milk Shake Factory on Carson Street has settled her lawsuit claiming she was fired for refusing to discriminate against male and minority job applicants.

Denise Beloncis, 44, of Crafton Heights said in the lawsuit that her supervisor at Edward Marc Chocolatier told her to hire the “all-American girl,” which in this case meant a blonde, blue-eyed college graduate, preferably from Duquesne University.

The company fired her after three months on the job because she was hiring people who didn’t fit the criteria, the lawsuit said. The Trafford-based company denied the allegations.

Ex-employee settles lawsuit with Milk Shake Factory

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