Back in December 2011, the operator of a Dairy Queen restaurant in Winston-Salem’s Hanes Mall agreed to settle an EEOC lawsuit involving a teen worker who claimed she was retaliated against for complaining about sexual harassment. The deal called for YS&J Enterprises to pay $17,500 to the teenager and train its managers and supervisors how to spot and stop harassment and retaliation.
A year and a half later, none of those things has happened—no pay to the teen, no training—and the EEOC has decided to up the ante. It filed a civil contempt motion in an attempt to force compliance. A federal judge agreed and ordered a $1,000 per day penalty until the employer honors the settlement agreement’s terms.
Note: Always ask your attorney about your rights and obligations when signing any agreement.
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/35674/will-contempt-order-melt-dqs-resolve-not-to-pay "
- Be careful what you promise: You may extend employee's time to sue
- Working overtime can be an essential function of the job
- Caro Carbide faces suit for sexual harassment, retaliation
- Charlotte nursing home settles disability suit
- Employee acting as her own lawyer? Prepare for a long slog through the legal system