A Baltimore restaurant agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a federal sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
According to the EEOC, the restaurant owner sexually assaulted a female employee and the restaurant failed to stop the harassment.
Examples of sexual harassment might include:
- unwelcome sexual touching
- sexually offensive comments
- requests for sexual favors, to female employees
Examples of illegal retaliation for rejecting sexual advances and filing a charge of discrimination might include:
- unwarranted suspensions
- changes in work hours
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sexual harassment and retaliation.
The Missouri Human Rights Act also prohibits sexual harassment and retaliation.
If you have experienced sexual groping, propositions for sex or threats of termination for refusing the sexual advances of your supervisor at work you may want to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC or the Missouri Commission on Human Rights.
Before filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC of the MCHR, you may want to consider contacting an experienced sexual harassment attorney in your area to help protect your rights.
Filing a charge of discrimination is considered protected activity. It is illegal for employers to retaliate against employees for engaging in protected activity.
If your employer has retaliated against you for filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC or the MCHR you may want to consider contacting a law firm with experience handling discrimination and retaliation lawsuits.
Claims for discrimination, harassment, hostile workplace or hostile working environment often have short deadlines. If you believe you have been sexual harassed at work, you should consider contacting an experienced labor law attorney right away.