Human Resources News & Insights

Teenage restaurant worker awarded $7.65M in sex harassment lawsuit

Need a reason to refresh your anti-harassment training with your managers? Take a look at this story.  

‘She never reported harassment’: A 3-factor test determined who’s liable

Imagine being sued by an employee who claims she was sexually harassed, but she never bothered to report it to anyone. Your company won’t be held liable, right? Well, you’ve got to pass a three-pronged test first, according to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

‘But he showed me his … Why can’t I sue for sexual harassment?’

Let’s set the scene for a recent lawsuit: A male worker exposed himself to a female co-worker and showed her explicit pictures of himself. Then, word spread about the incident in the workplace. Sounds like a slam-dunk sexual harassment lawsuit, right?