U.S. District Court Jury Rules in Favor of EEOC in Sexual Harassment Case
A jury found the manager of an athletic footwear store in Franklin, Tennessee liable in a sexual harassment trial in U.S. District Court. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in its suit that the manager subjected three female employees to severe sexual harassment and retaliated against one female by reducing her hours for resisting the harassment. The alleged harassment eventually led to the female employees quitting their jobs.
Harassment based on sex, and retaliation against any employee who protests against it, violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The jury awarded the victims $30,000 in compensatory damages, plus back pay.
"This jury verdict reinforces the EEOC's continued commitment to securing fair and equal treatment for women of all ages in the workplace," said Faye A. Williams, EEOC regional attorney in Memphis District.
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