U.S. Security Associates Inc. Pays $1.95 Million To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
A large settlement involving U.S. Security Associates Inc. was just announced. According to published accounts, U.S. Security Associates Inc. will pay $1.95 million to seven women after they filed a sexual harassment complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to the complaint a district manager for U.S. Security Associates Inc. was accused of harassing the seven female employees with sexual demands, inappropriate touching and other offensive conduct.
The company seems to be a gluten for punishment. It looks like the company previously lost a federal court verdict over the same manager's actions, and six other women made similar allegations claiming the same man sexually harassed them while working as a supervisor for the company in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. This manager is costing the company a great deal of money. Looks like the company should invest in some good screening, hiring and training practices.