Three current and former female bartenders who complained of sexual harassment on the job at an Elks Club in Southern Illinois will split a $107,500 settlement.
Three board members at Elks Lodge No. 954 in Jerseyville were accused of propositioning and sexually touching the women. When they complained, the women were moved to less desirable shifts.
Eventually, one woman, Jackie Davidson, was terminated. A second complainant, Vicki Vickers, found the situation so intolerable she resigned. Davidson, Vickers and Elizabeth Stemm will share in the settlement.
The Elks Club admitted no wrongdoing, but agreed to a three-year consent decree under which managers and supervisors will undergo sexual harassment training. The club must also notify the EEOC of any sexual harassment complaints.
Note: Always have an avenue open for employees to voice sexual harassment complaints regardless of who the accused harasser is. Conduct quick, thorough and fair investigations and resolve the matter quickly. Do not penalize co-workers for complaining or testifying about harassing behavior.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/12320/elks-lodge-pays-to-settle-sexual-harassment-suit "