Public Hearing Summaries Note: Click on the case title to download the case PDF. Astin Frazier vs. Oriental Garden Date of Decision: Basis: Race, National Origin Resolution: Active Case Pubic hearing summary: Complainant Astin Frazier alleged that Oriental Garden discriminated against her based on her race, national origin, and color. Oriental Garden hired Complainant as a waitress and terminated her employment two weeks later at the conclusion of her probationary period. She alleged that when the restaurant’s chef informed her of her termination, the chef implied that Frazier did not demonstrate sufficient familiarity with the menu because she was a person of non-Asian heritage and therefore, would be better suited to working in a non-Asian restaurant. Oriental Garden asserted that Complainant did not meet performance expectations during her probationary period. An investigation by Commission staff found substantial evidence of the Complainant’s claim. When conciliation attempts failed, the Commission filed an Accusation on May 10, 2021. After Complainant advised that she is in the process of changing careers and did not want to appear as a witness at the hearing due to fears it could affect her future employment, a motion to dismiss was filed on March 23, 2022.