Iowa Women Receive Settlement for Workplace Sexual Harassment
In Iowa City, two female workers were awarded a settlement after claiming that their supervisor had been sexually harassing them. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had been investigating the allegations surrounding the egg farm. Quality Egg, LLC was already notorious for being linked with a salmonella outbreak in 2010. When the conditions of Quality Egg’s plant were examined, they discovered that the conditions in which the hens were living were deplorable and led to the outbreak of the disease. This discovery led to many lawsuits from the thousands of victims who had been affected.
Now, less than two years later, another lawsuit has been brought the company. The women in question have stated that many female employees were subjected to advances and comments of a sexual nature as well as groping. They also stated that the company did not do enough to stop the sexual harassment once they had reported the manager. Now that a settlement has been reached, the women feel like they are able to get their life back on track. Not only did they receive monetary compensation for the pain and suffering and lost wages that they went through, but they also ensured that steps were taken to avoid the same treatment being given to any other employee.
There are many different type of behavior that could be considered sexual harassment. It can affect victims in many ways and the guilty party needs to be held responsible for what they have done. If your rights were violated in this way, you should contact a federal employment lawyer from the Federal Practice Group. This law firm is able to help people across the country and around the world and could help fight to protect your rights. Contact their office today to learn more!