FARM EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER FARMED SEXUAL HARASSMENT?
Tapco, Inc., a farm equipment manufacturer, based out of Bridgeton, Missouri, recently agreed to resolve sexual harassment and constructive discharge charges that had been filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
It appears that an employee sexually harassed two female co-workers and when the latter reported the misconduct, they claimed to have been “retaliated against.”
Believing that such conduct violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the agency pursued the discrimination claims and was able to secure a conciliation agreement, wherein Tapco agreed to remit some $46,750 to one employee and $34,750 to yet another. Additionally, the company agreed to modify its employment-related policies and practices.
In a written statement, EEOC St. Louis District Director David Davis noted that “With the successful conciliation of these charges of discrimination, we were able to further the EEOC’s mission to prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination and advance equal opportunity for all in the workplace.”
Think they’re tapped out?
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