Lawsuit alleges drunken debauchery at L.A. space Taco Bell vacation celebration
A Taco Bell restaurant signal (AP Photograph/Gene J. Puskar, File)
A former Los Angeles space Taco Bell worker is suing the corporate and a franchise proprietor after she claims a Christmas celebration on the fast-food restaurant descended into drunken debauchery.
Alana Bechiom filed her lawsuit final week in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom.
Within the swimsuit, she alleges that her supervisor invited her to the Dec. 18, 2022, celebration on the San Pedro Taco Bell at which she labored. She was inspired to carry meals for a potluck-style buffet, and her contribution was a bowl of guacamole.
As soon as she arrived, Bechiom “found that (her supervisor) coated the home windows of the restaurant with wrapping paper” and “additionally coated the cameras for the foyer within the inside the restaurant,” in keeping with the grievance, the NY Publish stories.
She claims her supervisor supplied alcohol to staffers, a number of of whom had been “overserved.”
Round midnight, after Bechiom had stepped outdoors for a short while, she walked again into the restaurant and noticed a co-worker “having intercourse along with his spouse in entrance of everybody on the celebration,” she alleges.
The co-worker’s spouse, Bechiom claims, was additionally kissing her feminine supervisor and one other feminine co-worker on the similar time.
“Shocked, disgusted and outraged,” Bechiom alleges that she first ran out of the restaurant however then went again inside to retrieve her guacamole bowl – solely to search out that her supervisor and the opposite co-worker concerned within the sexual encounter had been vomiting.
One threw up within the trash whereas the opposite vomited in her guacamole bowl, in keeping with the grievance.
Bechiom says she reported the incident to Taco Bell human assets and Alvarado Restaurant Group, the Colorado-based franchisee. The supervisor and different co-workers concerned within the sexual encounter had been fired, her grievance states.
After their termination, Bechiom alleges she was threatened and had her automotive window shattered by somebody related together with her former co-workers.
Taco Bell and the franchisee “did nothing about these threats and as a substitute informed (her) that they had been transferring her to a brand new location slightly than disciplining the staff who threatened her,” in keeping with her grievance.
Bechiom ultimately stop and alleges that she “has suffered precise, consequential and incidental monetary losses” and that Taco Bell violated anti-discrimination legal guidelines, the NY Publish stories.
KTLA has reached out to Taco Bell and the Alvarado Restaurant Group for remark.
Taco Bell informed The Messenger that the franchisee who owns the situation “has shared that they take these claims very critically.”