The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has filed suit against a Del Taco located in Rancho Cucamonga alleging that male supervisors harassed numerous female employees (most of whom are in their teens). The EEOC’s complaint alleges that management subjected the young workers to harassment ranging from inappropriate sexual comments to unwanted physical touching.
The female workers claim that they made a formal report of the harassment to Del Taco, but the company allegedly failed to take corrective action against the supervisors accused of the harassing conduct. Instead, the company allegedly retaliated against the employees by reducing their hours and implementing schedule changes.
This is an important reminder to all employers, Human Resource professionals, and risk managers to take all complaints seriously, and when deemed appropriate to initiate a timely, objective and thorough investigation to ensure the matter is resolved in a quick and timely fashion. Any necessary remedial measures should be taken as soon as possible.
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For more information on the EEOC’s suit against Del Taco click here. (EEOC v. Del Taco LLC, Case No. 5:18-cv-01978)