A Burger King restaurant franchisee has finally decided to settle a 14 year lawsuit between Carrols Corp. and 89 United States female employees. According to Huffington Post reported on Thursday, Jan. 10 the Burger King franchisee will pay a $2.5 million settlement fee.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission between Carrols Corp. and the 89 female employees settlement after 14 years became one of the most extensive commissions in the EEOC's history.
However, the Burger King franchisee does not admit to any wrongdoing. The statement released by official representatives advise that they reached a settlement in order to avoid further litigation costs.
Representatives of the EEOC alleged that the Carrols female employees were subject to several different harassing circumstances during work hours. The list included but was not limited to obscene comments, unwanted touching, exposure of genitalia, strip searches and rape while working at Burger King.
According to the EEOC they currently track sexual harassment statistics based on the number of complaints received. With that in mind during 2007 there were 12,510 charges of sexual harassment cases filed. Sexual harassment cases continue to remain a concern in the workplace. Hopefully, governing officials will one day figure out how to alleviate these issues within the workplace.
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