Sexual harassment is strictly prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This unlawful act happens if person’s employment or work performance is negatively affected due to pleas for sexual favors and unwanted sexual advances.
An employer who failed to protect his employees from sexual harassment or retaliated against someone who complained about it may be considered liable for the illegal act, even if he did not commit the action himself.
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently sued Villa Galleria restaurant after the latter allegedly allowed an assistance supervisor to sexually harass an employee.
Villa Enterprises Management, Ltd, Inc., an entity which operates the restaurant, was also accused of retaliating against the employee after the latter complained about it.
The suit claimed that Edwonder Hobson, an employee at a restaurant in St. Louis, suffered from sexual harassment on the hands of Brian Jones, the assistant supervisor.
In this situation, the company is being sued because it failed to fulfill its duty of keeping an employee safe from unlawful actions being done by another member of the workforce.
If you want to know more about sexual harassment, you can consult with a Los Angeles employment attorney.