A Safelite AutoGlass franchise in Enfield has agreed to settle an EEOC sexual harassment and retaliation suit filed by a former HR assistant who claimed the HR manager made unwanted sexual comments and touched her inappropriately.
She claims she complained internally, but instead of investigating, the company fired her in retaliation.
Safelite has now agreed to pay her $50,000 to settle the matter. Additionally, the company must provide regular reports to the EEOC detailing its response to sexual harassment claims.
Note: Employers must investigate sexual harassment complaints quickly and fairly, even if they are lodged against someone who should know better (such as an HR manager). In this case, failing to do so meant the company lost an able HR assistant, kept a harassing HR manager and paid $50,000 for the privilege.