Everdry Marketing Pays $471,096 In Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Everdry Marketing and Management, a dry wall company, had a jury rule against them and award $471,096 in damages for a sexual harassment lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") on behalf of 13 female workers. The case concerned a prolonged period of physical and verbal sexual harassment of mostly teenage telemarketers by male managers and co-workers at Everdry’s Rochester, N.Y., location. According to the lawsuit the sexual harassment included repeated demands for sex, frequent groping, sexual jokes and constant comments about the bodies of women employees. On one occasion, a male manager requested sex from a teenager with the promise of a raise if she consented.
This is a follow-up article to the May 6, 2010 article written about this case. The amounts of money involved and the number of teenagers involved make this case worth mentioning twice. Hopefully the company will institute some real changes in the workplace.
“Many of the victims in this case were young and especially vulnerable,” said EEOC Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien.