Jackson Area Save-A-Lot Spends A Lot to Settle Harassment Suit

Today the EEOC announced the settlement of a lawsuit brought against a Jackson, Mississippi grocery store for $325,000.  The lawsuit arose from claims that the store manager created a sexually hostile workplace for more than 20 women.  According to the EEOC, the manager repeatedly propositioned female employees for sex, even offering money and benefits in exchange for sex.  The manager also used sexually offensive and degrading language, made graphic sexual comments describing sex acts, and “engaged in other sexually degrading behavior” (as if offering employees money for sex is not sufficiently degrading).

The interesting fact about this settlement is not how much money the employer paid to settle the claims, it is how a manager was able to behave as alleged towards more than 20 women employees without the employer taking action.   http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/12-13-13.cfm

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