Winona-based Hal Leonard Publishing Co. has settled a sexual harassment class action suit with the EEOC. The music publisher will pay $150,000 to a class of women who claim they had to endure unwanted grabbing, squeezing and sexual innuendo.
The lead plaintiff in the case left the company and detailed to investigators how the women complained toabout ongoing co-worker harassment, but never received a response. The company maintained a sexual harassment policy, but never enforced it.
In addition to paying the women, Hal Leonard Publishing agreed to a three-year consent decree under which it apologized to the former employee who filed the original discrimination charge. It must conduct annual anti-discrimination training (which the EEOC may observe), provide the EEOC with documentation of an accountability provision inof supervisors and lead employees; and provide the EEOC with documentation of all sexual harassment complaints.
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