Four former employees are suing Raleigh, N.C.-based Golden Corral Corp. for sexual harassment they say they endured while working at a restaurant in Port Richie. The plaintiffs, two men and two women, claim three male workers, including an associate manager, sexually harassed them repeatedly.

According to the lawsuit, the three men propositioned the four for sex, cornered them and grabbed them. The employees say they complained about the abuse, but management did nothing to stop it. One of the male employees says he was fired for complaining.

“It was egregious because it was widespread,” plaintiffs’ attorney Chris Gray said, “and it was happening on a daily basis.”

No one named in the suit works for Golden Corral anymore.

Note: While you can’t control everything your employees do, the courts will hold you responsible for how you respond—or don’t respond—to employee complaints.

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