National Food Corporation ("NFC") pays $650,000 to five workers to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The sexual harassment lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") after initial settlement talks failed. According to published accounts a supervisor for NFC repeatedly demanded sexual favors from a female laborer, who worked alone in a henhouse, in order to keep her job. This type of behavior happens all too often in the workplace. Even though there are laws in place to stop this type of activity, management still allows this to continue.
Taking advantage of her isolated workplace, the supervisor would physically grab the barn worker and demand sex from her on a weekly basis for seven years. That is really a remarkable amount of time for this type of nasty activity to take place. To make matters worse, when her co-workers raised complaints about sexual harassment to company management, they were fired or forced out of their jobs. This is called retaliation. You may not take a negative job action against an employee for complaining about discrimination.
"For almost seven years, I tried to just survive these demands from my boss, because I needed to support my mother and my daughter," "I hope my case will help other workers to speak out against sexual harassment." said the worker.