Companies Settle EEOC Charge Alleging They Fired Harassment Victim Who Then Complained

For $90,000, two California-based companies are putting behind them a charge that they allowed harassment of a female employee by her supervisor and then fired her in retaliation for her complaint.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced settlement of this charge against Caruthers, Calif.-based companies South County Support Services and Southwest Transportation Agency today.

In the charge, the EEOC alleged that an executive administrative assistant was sexually harassed by her supervisor. The ongoing conduct led the employee to seek and receive a restraining order against the supervisor.

The charge further asserted that she was discharged within days of notifying the company of the restraining order. EEOC investigated the allegations and found reasonable cause to believe that South County Support Services was liable for harassment and retaliated against the employee when she provided a copy of the restraining order, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

 

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