"They even market themselves as a 'girls gone wild' type environment and it just crossed the line," said Amrita Mallik of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
In the pages of federal lawsuit filed on Friday, were the details of gross sexual harassment allegedly playing out behind the doors of Senor Frogs.
The Mexican restaurant, known for big parties and young crowds, shut down its Waikiki location at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center in August, saying on its facebook page, it has every intention of re-opening.
But Mallik said ever since the place opened in 2007, female employees have suffered severe sexual harassment from male staff, supervisors, and more.
"We saw that this behavior permeated to the highest levels of management. We're talking about senior levels of management based in their headquarters in Cancun, Mexico," she said.
The lawsuit says managers hired by La Rana Hawaii, the restaurant chain's business branch, repeatedly grabbed the women's breast and buttocks, demanded sex and favors, even ordered the women to have sex with high level executives. When female staff complained, it says they had their hours cut or were fired.
The lawsuit also claims the young women complained about the sexual harassment to management, upper management, even to human resource employees hired by Altres here on Kapioloani Boulevard, but claims, even then, the harassment didn't stop.
"As a result, the harassment continued and the discrimination went on unchecked," said Mallik.
Altres sent KITV4 a statement that said the company provided payroll and administration services to Senior Frog's, adding, "We never provided or managed staff and had no involvement in restaurant operations. We've been named in the suit simply because our name was on the paychecks."
KITV4 repeatedly tried to reach lawyers for La Rana Hawaii or Senor Frog's on Friday, but got no response.