Mealey's Labor & Employment - Sub-Franchisee, Not IHOP Or Licensee, May Face Server's Age-Bias Claims

VALDOSTA, Ga. - A Georgia federal judge on Dec. 28 granted a pancake chain and a licensee's motion for summary judgment in a server's pro se age-bias suit, finding that they were not the plaintiff's employers and, on the same day, ordered the plaintiff to show cause why the lawsuit should not also be dismissed against the remaining defendant, a sub-franchisee, for failure to serve pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m) (Nanine Boon v. Clark Foods, Inc., et al., No. 16-160, M.D. Ga., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 212402).