Hot Wheel City pays $20,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The multi-count lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“). Published accounts indicate that Hot Wheel City subjected a female employee to a sexually hostile work environment at the hands of a male co-worker. The female employee reported the sexual harassment and was thereafter fired in retaliation for complaining. If a person reports sexual harassment is then has a negative job action taken against her, it is retaliation under the law.
Many times companies fire the person who complains instead of taking the matter in a serious fashion. In this case the company was very obvious about what it did and that was an illegal move.
“Hot Wheel City has committed to making significant changes that should be beneficial to current and future employees as well as the company.” said EEOC attorney Nedra Campbell