Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Mid-American Over
Sexual harassment is a growing form of discrimination and unlawful conduct in the workplace. Employers can be held accountable for the actions of their employees when no action is taken to rectify the situation. With the help of the EEOC and a reputable attorney, you can enforce your legal rights.
Mid-American Specialties Lawsuit
An EEOC-led lawsuit against Mid-American Specialties was able to procure $1.5 million in damages based on sexual harassment. The Memphis company was accused of retaliatory actions that were unfair and unequal to female employees. Three women were subjected to harassment and two of them were retaliated against when they reported it. The complaint alleged a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Male managers engaged in conduct such as exposing their genitals and forcing a woman’s hand on them. In addition, managers would demand that the female workers participate in a “kissing” club in order to obtain leads for commissions. Mid-American had no policy in place for this type of conduct, as well as no training or reporting procedures. The award consists of $400K in compensatory damages and back pay, as well as $1.1 in punitive damages.
If your employer is subjecting you to sexual harassment, then you should hire qualified counsel to represent your interests. Shegerian & Associates is comprised of an experienced legal team that is well versed in employment law. By setting up a consultation with Shegerian & Associates, you can acquire sound legal advice that will help you determine the best course of action. Contact them today!