College View Donuts, LLC, pays $290,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The sexual harassment lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") on behalf of teenage female employees. Some of the employees were only 16 or 17 years old. Published accounts allege the manager engaged in unwanted touching and hugging and made lewd sexual comments to the female employees.
College View Donuts allowed the manager's illegal conduct to continue even after two employees had complained. I always see the same pattern of behavior. Employees complain and the company does nothing. The manager was finally fired after the employees reported his conduct to the police and he was arrested. Can you imagion. The company waited until the manager was arrested before they would fire him--remarkable.
“Sexual harassment is never acceptable, but it is especially troubling when the victims are teenagers,” said EEOC Attorney Adela Santos.