Prologix Distribution Services Pays $162,400 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Prologix Distribution Services pays $162,400 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit which was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published reports, several women who worked as magazine order fillers were subjected to sexual harassment by a longtime supervisor. The sexual harassment included sexually explicit remarks and inappropriate touching. You can see how much this type of behavior cost the company.
In instances where many women are coming forward with the same complaint it usually looks bad for the person being accused. Of course, there are many facts that will ultimately determine whether or not there was actually sexual harassment. In this case, the settlement amount would indicate the company believed there was damaging evidence.
EEOC attorney Kaleb Kasperson said, “Inappropriate touching and lewd comments are perfect examples of conduct which has no place at work. The law requires that the workplace be free from this type of blatant harassment and sexual innuendo.”