Jewel Food Stores settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with four female employees for $200,000, but the meat department manager who spawned the suit has had a surprising shelf life.
The manager committed numerous lewd acts in front of managers and customers, including throwing a female employee onto a table and simulating having sex with her, swinging a pork tenderloin between his legs and drawing genitalia on butcher paper. He also racially harassed three of the plaintiffs, who are black, frequently using vile racial epithets.
Needless to say, the manager had a history of harassing employees. But rather than disciplining him, Jewel transferred him from Lemont to Orland Park, where eight employees testified he harassed them there. After another lawsuit, Jewel demoted him. They still haven’t fired him.
Final note: A sexual harassment policy with no discipline attached is worthless. Companies have a duty to protect their workers.
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