The EEOC has filed suit against Madera-based Zoria Farms and its predecessor company, alleging it fired several women after they complained of rampant sexual harassment.
The complaint claims managers at the company, which produces dried fruit, targeted four female employees for sex in 2007 and 2008. They allegedly endured unwanted touching and lewd comments about their appearances. The EEOC says the women were propositioned for sex on a daily basis—and their supervisors allegedly suggested giving in to their demands would lead to easier assignments.
When the farm changed hands, the new owners allegedly fired all the women who had complained about the harassment. The farm is also accused of firing other employees who are related to the women who filed the complaints.
The EEOC sued after trying unsuccessfully to mediate the dispute. The lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages for all the affected workers and injunctive relief to prevent sexual harassment from occurring again.
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/37017/madera-farm-faces-charges-of-sexual-harassment-by-bosses "
- It's time for a talk if you've heard a boss has been disparaging disabled employees
- OK to fire for insubordination, even if employee has filed discrimination complaint
- After FMLA, consider granting more ADA leave
- Is 'Incompatible Working Styles' A New Legal Defense?
- Can You Fire an Employee for Threatening Suicide?