Workers to discuss harassment suit against restaurant chain

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Five female kitchen workers in Boston are detailing a sexual harassment lawsuit they're filing against a national restaurant chain.

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, which represents the women, says the lawsuit being addressed Tuesday highlights the plight of women in low-wage positions like dishwashers, cleaners and cooks.

It comes as allegations of sexual misconduct have roiled American politics, media, film and other white-collar industries.

The lawyers' committee, a Boston-based nonprofit, says the lawsuit alleges a workplace filled with "lewd behavior, sexually inappropriate comments and unwanted touching."

The woman and their attorneys are expected to speak Tuesday. The committee hasn't named the women or the restaurant chain yet.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali stepped away from his restaurant empire Monday after four women accused him of inappropriate touching.