WOMAN SUBJECTED TO SEXUAL TOUCHING, SEXUAL PROPOSITIONS, AND CRUDE INNUENDOS
Wal-Mart Stores East, LP is alleged to have violated federal law by allowing one of its female employees to be subjected to sexual harassment and retaliation for reporting the misconduct, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), on September 19, 2023.
Apparently, an employee engaged in “unwelcome and offensive sexual touching, requests for sexual acts in exchange for money or favorable treatment at work, requests that female workers expose intimate body areas, and making crude sexual innuendos.” Even though the victim reported the misbehavior, rather than take appropriate action, management eventually terminated her employment.
Because it believed such conduct was violative of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the EEOC filed suit (U.S. EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores East, LP, Civil Action No. 5:23-cv-00623) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (Beckley), seeking monetary damages and injunctive relief.
In a written statement, EEOC Philadelphia District Office Regional Attorney, Debra Lawrence, noted that “Employers must act promptly and forcefully to protect workers from sexual harassment …. All too often, employers instead choose to callously disregard that legal duty and punish workers for reporting harassment. The EEOC is committed to vindicating the rights of workers subjected to such offensive harassment and retaliation,”
Noe how touching was that?
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