From Capital and Main: Three Investigative Stories on Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee, Andrew Puzder

Under Labor Secretary Nominee Puzder, Company Hit With Race Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
By Robin Urevich
“CKE Restaurants, Inc., the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast-food chains, is number one among burger chains with $1 billion or more in annual sales, with a higher percentage of racial discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits filed by employees than McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and five other competitors.”

Did Company Led by Trump Labor Secretary Nominee Puzder Purge Longtime Managers?
By Dean Kuipers
“They sell restaurants as though they’re plantations [and] treat people like parcels of property.”

Labor Secretary Nominee’s Company Has Been a Discrimination Lawsuit Magnet
By Danny Feingold
“A Capital & Main analysis has found that since Andrew Puzder became CEO of CKE Restaurants Inc. in 2000, the company, and its Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brands, have drawn the highest rate of federal employment discrimination and civil rights lawsuits among major U.S. burger chains.

There is little precedent for an American labor secretary to be associated with such an extensive record of alleged employment discrimination.”