The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reportedly filed charges against a New York City restaurant, Sparks Steakhouse, for permitting male to male sexual harassment and for retaliating illegally against an employee who complained about the abuse.
After trying and failing to reach a voluntary settlement with the restaurant outside of court, plaintiffs are charging that Sparks’ managers violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The plaintiffs allege that they were groped, touched, and rubbed involuntarily while at work. Some fellow employees and managers also made obscene jokes and taunts that constituted sexual harassment in New York. Lastly, when one employee complained about the mistreatment, he was at first refused good shift assignments and subsequently terminated without an appropriate explanation.
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