A sexual harassment settlement for over $500,000 was reached this week by the EEOC involving a lawsuit against an acute care facility. The sexual harassment lawsuit was originally filed in 2010 concerning reports that a male emergency room staff member sexually harassed female employees at the hospital by having graphic discussions of sexual activities, having touched them inappropriately, propositioned them for sex, and engaged in other inappropriate behavior.
According to the EEOC several female victims were retaliated against and others quit to avoid being in this hostile environment after complaining of sexual harassment to management. Hospital management ignored the complaints and did not fire the offending staff member until 2009, nearly two years after the first complaints were reported.
No employee should be subject to such conduct at their place of work. If you feel you have been a victim of sexual harassment at your workplace contact our sexual harassment lawyers at 305-372-2877 for a free, confidential consultation or visit our website.
It is critical for the victim of sexual harassment to maintain copies of the complaints made to the employer as well as notes from any meeting with the employer or human resources department. Emails and text messages are vital evidence in many of these cases.