Sonic franchisee sued for not hiring woman with speech impediment

NEW ORLEANS The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit this week against a Sonic Drive-In franchisee in New Iberia, La., claiming a job applicant was denied a job because of her speech impediment.

The EEOC’s lawsuit alleges that Gravlee’s Sonic of New Iberia Inc. violated federal law by discriminating against Shanna Proctor, who sought employment as a car hop or a cook. The suit says she did not get the job because of her speech impediment.

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