Sexual Orientation Hostile Work Environment Prohibited

     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently reached a settlement with a company that the EEOC claimed had harassed one of its employees so badly that it forced him to quit.  The employee, a sales consultant, was allegedly subjected to constant verbal harassment based on race, sexual orientation, and a disability.  This alleged conduct is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex (including sexual orientation) and race.  The alleged conduct also violations the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of disability.  See U.S. EEOC v. Baccarat, Inc., No. 1:20-CV-02918 (S.D.N.Y.).

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