Hobson Air Conditioning Pays $37,500 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Hobson Air Conditioning Settles a sexual harassment lawsuit for $37,500. According to published accounts the only female employee Misty Kratky was subjected to frequently made sexual propositions by her manager. The manager allegedly asked her to show him her breasts and touched her inappropriately. This type of activity creates a hostile work environment and resulted in the filing of a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC").
After the sexual harassment began, she complained to management but nothing was done to stop it. The company should have taken the complaint in a more serious fashion and stopped the harassment. As a result, the company will now have this negative publicity and has paid a considerable amount of money. My Chicago offices sees more and more cases of employers who refuse to stop sexual harassment and as a result have complaints filed against them. The proper training and education of employees can go a long way toward stamping out sexual harassment complaints.