Referring to Female Employees as Little Girls is Inappropriate

     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity recently filed a lawsuit against a special events company that assists with weddings and other corporate events, Great Rentals and Events, LLC.  The EEOC claims that this company subjected one of its female employees to a hostile work environment and then terminated her in retaliation for complaining about this hostile work environment.  The EEOC’s lawsuit alleges that the company’s owner made repeated demeaning comments about women, such as calling women “worthless because they have kids” and referring to female employees as “little girls.”  A female employee complained to human resources about these comments, and the EEOC claims that she was fired in retaliation.  This alleged conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation for complaints of sex discrimination or sexual harassment.  See EEOC v. Great Rentals and Events, LLC, No. 5:20-cv-448 (W.D. Tex.).

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