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Dunkin’ Donuts Agrees to Pay $290,000, Settles Sexual Harassment Case

Sexual harassment is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Supervisors and managers should be fully aware of this law so that they will not commit any actions which will violate the rights of their subordinates.

College View Donuts, which is also known as Dunkin’ Donuts, was recently sued by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after female employees allegedly suffered from sexual harassment on the hands of their manager. What’s surprising to know is that some of these workers are only 16 and 17-years-old.

EEOC claimed that the manger at the Wynantskill franchise made offensive sexual comments as well as touched and hugged the employees inappropriately.

The company did not terminate the manager right away, thus exposing itself from possible liability if ever legal dispute arises due to the problem. It chose to settle the case by agreeing to pay around $290,000 rather than facing liability which may be attached to it if the case was pursued by EEOC.

Employers will avoid facing legal troubles caused by their managers and/or supervisors if they will implement stricter anti-sexual harassment and discrimination policies in the company. They can acquire legal assistance from a Los Angeles employment attorney if they want to know more tips on how to deal and avoid this kind of problem.

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