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Teen Harassment

Rochester, NY: (May-19-08) The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought charges against American Industrial Sales Corp., doing business as RAK Industries, alleging that the company sexually harassed 18 female employees, including four teenagers.

The suit claimed that the Rochester-based distributor of highway and industrial safety products engaged in inappropriate touching, sexual advances and vulgar sexual comments. EEOC officials stated that sexual harassment violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The suit, filed in the US District Court for the Western District of New York, was investigated by the federal agency, who found that discrimination occurred, and first attempted to reach a voluntary settlement.

As part of a settlement that the EEOC reached with the company, it ordered the company to pay $375,000 to 18 victims of the harassment. Additionally, the settlement also included anti-discrimination training and monitoring. [NORTH COUNTRY GAZETTE: ROCHESTER FIRM SETTLES EEOC SEX HARASSMENT CLAIM]

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Published on May-22-08


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