Sexual Harassment is Illegal
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit against Ceviche House, in which the EEOC claimed that the company subjected a female server to sexual harassment, retaliated against her, and then forced her to resign. The EEOC’s lawsuit claims that one of the company’s owners would regularly discuss sex at work, refer to female employees as whores, display nude pictures of women, and talk about female genitalia. One of the company’s female servers complained about this behavior, but the restaurant did nothing to stop it. Indeed, the EEOC further alleged that the owner actually retaliated by ramping up the inappropriate and harassing behavior, which forced the server to resign. This alleged conduct is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits sex discrimination and sexual harassment. See EEOC vs. Limeños Corp., 3:20-cv-01143 (D.P.R.).
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