Chicago Staffing Firm to Pay $30K to Settle Sex Harassment, Retaliation Suit

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Anchor Staffing Inc., a Chicago-based staffing agency, will pay $ 30,000 to open a sexual harassment and retaliation case filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The EEOC’s case accused Anchor Staffing of violating the employee’s federal civil rights where he did not adequately respond to an employee’s complaint of sexual harassment, removed him from his work assignments, and refused any future work.

According to EEOC’s case, Anchor Staffing temporarily dispatched Sara Magana to the employee and on the first day she was sexually harassed by another Anchor Staffing employee working in the workplace, making frightening comments and kissing and kissing her.

In response to Magana’s harassment complaint, Anchor Staffing took Magana out of office but allowed the alleged harasser to continue to work. What’s more, despite the workability of Magana, Capa did not reset Magana for any task after complaining.

Such alleged behavior is based on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, VII. It’s breaking the department. This prohibits gender discrimination (including sexual harassment) and retaliation for employment. The EEOC sued the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (EEOC v. Anchor Staffing, Inc., Civil Action No. 17-cv-7899) on November 2, 2017, after attempting to file a lawsuit. reconciliation

The Anchor Personnel will provide $ 30,000 in financial aid to Magana as part of a decision signed on June 21, 2018 by US District Court President Andrea R. Wood.

The two-year decree also provides additional non-monetary benefits for Anchor Staffing employees to improve the workplace. For example, the Anchor Personnel will train their employer on discrimination in employment, including the employer’s obligations under Title VII. The Anchoring Personnel shall also monitor employee complaints of sexual harassment and notify the EEOC of such complaints.

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