Attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against IHOP and a local franchise owner on Tuesday, claiming that the restaurant owners fired four managers across the Metroplex in 2010 because they are Muslim. The attorneys for the four managers said that their clients are still unemployed because of the damage done to their reputations.
The managers worked at IHOP locations in Plano, Burleson, Fort Worth and Arlington — all owned by Anthraper Investments.
"It became very clear to them that they were no longer wanted," explained attorney James Vagnini, who represents the men in their lawsuit. "One by one, over the course of about four to five months, each of them was fired."