Male-On-Male Sexual Harassment Is Illegal

     A restaurant will reportedly pay $27,500 to settle a male-on-male sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the EEOC.  The EEOC’s lawsuit alleges that the restaurant subjected young, male, Mexican-American workers to sexual harassment.  The lawsuit also alleges that the company retaliated against one of the employees after he complained about the sexual harassment.  The accused sexual harasser was a 24-year-old male who secretly videotaped the victims using the men’s bathroom.  The lawsuit further claims that after one employee complained, the company cut his hours, demoted him from server to busing tables, gave him a worse schedule, and excessively and unfairly disciplined the employee.  The alleged conduct is prohibitted by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.  See EEOC v. Salum Revilla Enterprises, LLC dba Achiote Restaurant, No. 3:15-cv-01974-LAB-RBB (S.D. Cal.).

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