TAMPA, Fla. – RREMC, LLC, doing business as Denny’s Restaurant, a Florida-based company and the third-largest Denny’s franchisee in the United States, has agreed to pay $45,000 to settle a national origin discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employ­ment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, RREMC violated federal law when a Mexican employee at its Brandon, Florida restaurant was subjected to a hostile work environment based on his national origin, culminating in his termination.