Former restaurant workers file claims of sexual harassment

There may be instances when a person is asked to perform a questionable act while on the job. In some cases, the request may seem strange but understandable in the course of their work-related duties. In other instances, managers may exhibit behaviors or require certain actions by workers that constitute sexual harassment.

New York residents may be interested in a harassment-related case currently underway in another state. Reports indicated that at least four women have filed complaints in regard to sexual harassment they allegedly faced while working at a chain restaurant. These women are apparently no longer employed by the company, but they stated that they were subjected to harassing actions while on the job.

Those reported actions include having to wear lingerie while working in the restaurant and having to submit to weekly body evaluations. During these evaluations, the women would have to line up while managers would “grade” their physical appearances. Additionally, pictures were also taken and sent to corporate headquarters where the women would be further criticized. Now, the restaurant faces a lawsuit for sexual harassment, and the CEO for the company indicated that they will defend against the allegations.

Sexual harassment can come in many forms, and when workers have to deal with mistreatment in the workplace, it can feel immensely difficult. Though some people may feel that they have to put up with such treatment in order to keep their jobs, it may help them to know that they have legal options and do not have to contend with such violations. New York workers who believe that they have been sexually harassed at work may wish to speak with a knowledgeable attorney about their options.

Source: CBS Chicago, “Restaurant Chain Faces Sexual Harassment Charges, Workers Allegedly Forced To Wear Lingerie”, Jeremy Ross, April 26, 2018

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