A janitorial company doing business in the New Orleans agreed to pay $45,600 in damages to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
According to EEOC, while cleaning the men’s bathroom at a retail store serviced by the company, a housekeeper was sexually assaulted by her supervisor, who also threatened to kill members of her family if she told anyone about the assault.
The Company had no written sexual harassment policy and had never provided the harasser / supervisor, the housekeeper or any other employee training on sexual harassment.
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.