Restaurant Pays $170,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
A Korea-based food company, which owns a restaurant called Chilbo Myunok agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") for $170,000. The sexual harassment allegations were against a former restaurant manager by many women who worked as waitresses.
According to the EEOC, their investigation found a class of waitresses were sexually harassed at the Chilbo Myunok restaurant. The accused manager was fired which was a good first step. However, the manager was not fired until after the EEOC got involved. In addition to the $170,000 settlement, the agreement also stipulates that all employees will receive anti-discrimination training.