LAS VEGAS, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stated on Friday that the franchise owner of 18 McDonald’s restaurants in Nevada, Arizona, and California would pay $1,997,500 to settle a sexual harassment claim.
In Kingman, Arizona, is where AMTCR, Inc. is headquartered. The complaint claims that beginning in 2017, the business was aware of sexual harassment occurring among colleagues, managers, and supervisors, but did nothing to stop it.
According to the lawsuit, the harassment mostly targeted young, adolescent workers and included unwanted touching, derogatory remarks, sexual approaches, and intimidation.
Many of the employees left AMTCR because they could not tolerate the working conditions there and AMTCR could not effectively address their issues.
“Preventing and remedying systemic harassment and protecting vulnerable workers from discrimination are key priorities for the Commission,” said EEOC Chair Charlotte Burrows. “Teenage workers are especially vulnerable to harassment. The EEOC will continue to use all its tools—including outreach and education, technical assistance and, where necessary, litigation —to tackle workplace harassment.”
Along with receiving financial relief, AMTCR also committed to modify how employees are treated and how staff members address complaints.
Credits: Fox 5 Vegas
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