Paula Deen

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Deep-Fried Discrimination Claim: Lisa T. Jackson v. Paula Deen, et al.

The whole country watched as celebrity chef Paula Deen was roasted over the lawsuit filed by a former general manager of a Deen-affiliated restaurant. Now that the media storm is starting to fade, what lessons can employers...more

White Employee Lacks Title VII Race Discrimination Claim In Paula Deen Case

Although most of the media attention surrounding Jackson v. Deen has focused on Paula Deen’s admission during a deposition that she used racial slurs, the underlying case presents an interesting legal question: Can a white...more

Angry and Abusive Chefs on Celebrity Cooking Shows Are Normal, But It is a Different Story When the Abuse is Allegedly Race-Based

Paula Deen, a celebrity chef known for her extreme Southern cooking and excesses, has been embroiled in scandal for the last several months, bringing together an odd mix of legal and marketing issues, celebrity, and Southern...more

Paula Deen: Sorry Works, But Only If You Say It

There are those who will never forgive Paula Deen for her former trespasses. As her books continue to fly off the shelves, it’s apparent that there are also those who will stick with her despite the revelation of disgusting,...more

Racial Slurs Take Down A Culinary Giant

Words matter. They matter to your employees, clients, shareholders, and customers. When employees and leaders use toxic words—including slurs related to race, sexual orientation and national origin—the organization’s...more

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