A company operating the Tenaya Lodge near Yosemite National Park has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) following complaints from an employee. The company settled with the EEOC for $195,000 without admitting fault.
According to the complaint, a female worker alleged that a manager at the lodge made numerous inappropriate sexual comments to her and sent her sexually explicit images. When she complained to other supervisors about the misconduct, no corrective measures were taken against the offending manager. The supervisor even disciplined the female who filed the complaint.
The EEOC’s California office determined the complaints to be valid and the punishment to the female victim to be unjust and illegal.
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