Restaurant Worker Sues For Sexual Harassment After Hot Dog Used in Lewd Gesture
A Taxi's Restaurant worker, Joanne Cole was was sexually assualted by a male co-worker who used hot dogs in lewd gestures simulating fornication and she was bitten by the co-worker until she bled. The lawsuit by Cole alleges sexual harassment, sexual assault, discrimination and retaliation. The lawsuit alleges that while she worked for Taxi’s Hamburgers in Dublin California, she was subjected to ongoing sexual harassment, sexual assault and discrimination, and upon complaining of the unlawful behavior, nothing was done.
The lawsuit alleges that a Taxi’s supervisor directly observed Joanne Cole being assaulted by another co-worker who was by biting her lips and back while she fought him off telling him to stop. The supervisor did nothing after seeing the assault occur and instead turned his attention back to the television program he was watching.
The allegations state that Ms. Cole was subjected to lewd and lascivious gestures by other male employees including gesturing to their penises to simulate masturbation and holding a hotdog to their lower extremities as if it was a penis and gesturing to female employees. Ms. Cole was also repeatedly bitten on the lips and back by another male co-worker. Taxi’s Hamburgers took no action. Officers from the Dublin police department ultimately arrested the former co-worker.
I have cases in Illinois and specifically in Chicago where restaurant personal are harassed by other workers or supervisors. Many times the sexual harassment takes the form of workers using food products to simulate sex or to make sexual gestures with food products. If you have been subjected to this type of behavior or other sexual harassment in Chicago or elsewhere in the State of Illinois please visit my website at lasorsalaw.com or my sexual harassment website. You can also contact me directly at 312-505-5038 to discuss your case. There is no charge unless you recover.