Resort Near Yosemite National Park Settles Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit for $195,000
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled its sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against DNC Parks & Resorts at Tenaya, near Yosemite National Park, for $195,000. The EEOC investigated a 2010 charge filed by a female employee of DNC. The EEOC found reasonable cause that the female employee was harassed because of her gender. The EEOC also found reasonable cause to believe other female employees had been subjected to sexual harassment.
The employee claimed that her male supervisor at DNC constantly harassed her and then retaliated against her when she reported the harassment. Sexual harassment, and retaliation for reporting it, violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964..
Under the settlement agreement, DNC will pay $100,000 in monetary relief to the employee who filed the EEOC charge. The agreement also mandates that DNC pay an additional $95,000 to be used as as a class fund for eligible employees who also experienced retaliation or harassment while employed by the company.
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