Eeoc Lawsuit

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EEOC Sues Red Lobster for Sexual Harassment
Geana Gordon
SOC 315 / Cultural Diversity
October 7, 2013
Julie Hu

A description of the compliance that led to the lawsuit
The compliance that led to this lawsuit is alleging that a culinary manager at a Red Lobster Restaurant in Baltimore sexually harassed several female employees over a long period of time. Through his sexually offensive comments about these female employee’s bodies and physical actions of pressing himself against these ladies at opportune times; this was brought to the attention of the general manager and he failed to act on behalf of the female employees also. It was later found that this manager has a history of having made sexually charged comments towards female employees himself. This has put these employees’s into a sexually hostile workplace, which is against the law. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was alerted to the situation and has taken action.
A brief Summary of the function of the EEOC United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination” (EEOC, 2013). This discrimination includes several different situations as in a job applicant or a current employer from being discriminated against because of the color of their skin, their religious faith, disabilities, and genetic information. If a female is pregnant this can not be held against her either. The types of situations that the laws cover are hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits. The EEOC investigates complaints of discrimination and tries to determine if the complaints are true. If they are, then they go in and try to mediate the situation without including the law. If the EEOC is unsuccessful then they can file a lawsuit to protect the rights of employee’s involved and the rights of the public but a lawsuit is…...

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