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Agreement made for 2015 sexual harassment lawsuit

On Behalf of | Sep 10, 2017 | Employment Litigation

People who work in Florida or who may even work in other states for companies based in Florida show know that their rights will be appropriately protected when on the job. If this does not happen, they should then feel that there is hope of finding justice and even compensation for any damage they experience

A woman from Arizona today may feel that while her rights were originally violated, she ultimately found some form of justice. The woman had been employed at a prison in Arizona that was owned and operated by a company based in Boca Raton, Florida. During her tenure at the prison, the woman was not only sexually harassed by others at the facility but alleges that the company allowed such harassment to take place and to continue.

Reports indicate that the employee notified management of the alleged sexual harassment. Instead of taking action to protect the women from further harassment, the company first demoted her and then ultimately fired her. A lawsuit was filed in the case two years ago and it has now been settled, requiring the woman’s former employer to pay her $60,000. The company must also conduct sexual harassment training at its Arizona location and review its policies on the matter. Future issues should be directed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for review and handling.

Employees who feel that they are harassed and must work in a hostile environment may find talking to an experienced attorney in Florida a good way of learning how to seek the justice they deserve.

Source: U.S. News and World Report, “Private Prison Company Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit,” August 25, 2017