Chicago Waitress Files Suit Claiming Harassment at Pizza Shop

A waitress claimed that managers at a suburban Chicago pizza restaurant where she worked harassed her — even urging her to end a pregnancy, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday.

In the suit, Amy Pamanauskas said she was repeatedly harassed by two managers at Giordano's restaurant in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

At one point, the lawsuit alleged that they went so far as to offer help in ending the woman's pregnancy because they believed it made her unattractive. One "even went so far as to offer his illegal assistance, in the form of procuring a 'special tea' for her to drink that would induce a miscarriage," according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit also claimed the waitress was fired in 2005 because she refused sexual advances of the managers and complained about them.

A Giordano's representative wasn't familiar with the lawsuit but said the company has a strict policy against such behavior.

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