The investigation was launched after a Delphi-based Wallmann's Quality Foods employee filed a sexual harassment complaint with the ICRC in June 2012.
According to Jenkins, the sexual harassment that she allegedly endured included comments by Pettit that she was a "whore" and that she and another female employee "needed to be on a stripper pole."
The ICRC reported that Jenkins allegedly complained about the hostile work environment to Matt McKean, the Wallmann's owner's son, but nothing was done to stop the harassment.
Other female employees allegedly complained to company management about Pettit's harassing behavior. According to the ICRC, Wallmann's Quality Foods does not have an anti-harassment policy in place.
Wallmann's has hired an attorney, and employers in cases like this often settle the complaints and compensate the employee who filed the complaint.