Truck stop chain agrees to pay $70,000 to 2 former Arizona employees in sexual harassment suitBy AP
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Truck stop chain to pay $70,000 in harassment suit
PHOENIX — A national chain of truck stops has agreed to pay $70,000 to two former cashiers at an Arizona store who claimed they were sexually harassed by customers.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a 2007 lawsuit on behalf of the workers, who were 18 and 20 at the time they began working in 2005 at a Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores location in Buckeye, Ariz.
The EEOC argued that Love’s officials failed to take reasonable steps to stop the mostly verbal harassment. They say Love’s also has agreed to train supervisors and investigate allegations of sexual harassment.
A Love’s spokeswoman said Tuesday that the company remains “committed to ensuring our nearly 8,000 employees across the country work in an environment free from harassment of any kind.”
Information from: The Arizona Republic, www.azcentral.com
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