Sexual Harassment Illegal

     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced that it has filed a lawsuit against a Harley Davidson dealership that allegedly subjected one of its female employees to a hostile work environment and then retaliated against her after she complained about the hostile work environment.  The EEOC’s Complaint alleges that a business manager faced constant sexual harassment from her co-workers and from other managers at the company.  The harassment, for example, included comments about her body, requests that she wear revealing clothing, unwelcome sexual propositions, and messages that included explicit sexual images and videos.  The Complaint further claims that this manager complained about the harassment and that the company responded by terminating her employment.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating or harassing employees because of their sex, and it further prohibits employers from retaliating against employees after they complain about sexual harassment.  See EEOC v. DP Fox Ventures, LLC, No. 1:20-cv-1436 (N.D. Ill.).

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