EEOC Resolves Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Dollar General

     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced that Dollar General had reached an agreement to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit.  The EEOC’s lawsuit alleged that a store manager at one of Dollar General’s stores subjected one of his female employees to unwanted sexual comments, text messages, and gestures.  Other female employees had previously made complaints about this same manager, but the harassment still persisted.  The EEOC further alleged that Dollar General employed the manager who was accused of sexual harassment for several months after the initial complaint made against him.  The alleged conduct is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of an employee’s sex.  See EEOC v. Dolgencorp, LLC, d/b/a Dollar General Stores, Inc., No. 3:17-cv-00023-MPM-RP (N.D. Miss.).

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