Ten female employees of a McDonald’s in Reedsburg, Wisconsin will split $1 million in a settlement reached this week over allegations of sexual harassment. During the investigation of the sexual harassment claims, the EEOC determined seven more women had reported sexual harassment and that incidents allegedly had been going on since 2006. The EEOC filed a lawsuit on behalf of the female employees and alleged the women were subjected by male employees to “sexual comments, kissing, touching of their private areas and forcing their hands onto the men’s private parts.”
This settlement is indicative of the seriousness of sexual harassment claims in the workplace and the consequences when employers’ fail to take action to respond to complaints and prevent such conduct. Our firm represents individuals throughout the State of Alabama to resolve claims of sexual harassment against employers through both the EEOC process and lawsuits in Federal Court, if necessary. Please contact our firm at (205) 382-3872 if you would like to discuss a potential sexual harassment claim against your employer.