Sexual Harassment

A male security officer hit a local security company with a lawsuit claiming sexual harassment. The claimant alleged that a male manager would regularly and repeatedly sexually harass him by touching him on the chest and stomach while stating different sexual phrases to him. He further alleged that his employer failed to investigate or take any corrective action concerning his allegations. The employer did in fact investigate the claim, and the manager was eventually terminated. In some states, strict liability can apply to certain situations such as this, meaning the employer is liable for the actions of its managers, even if no one was aware that improper behavior was taking place. This matter cost the security company $400,000 to resolve.

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