The EEOC claims that a female service manager at a Reno, Nevada Wells Fargo bank branch created a sexually hostile work environment for several female bank tellers.
According to the complaint, the manager subjected four female bank tellers to graphic sexual comments about their bodies and sex lives. The female Wells Fargo manager also allegedly touched and grabbed the women in a sexual manner.
The EEOC alleges that the manager suggested that the female bank tellers wear sexually provocative clothes to work in order to advance in their jobs and to attract or retain customers.
According to the EEOC, the manager's alleged sexual harassment was reported to Wells Fargo management several times but Wells Fargo allegedly did not take action to stop the harassment.
EEOC Attorney William Tamayo said, "Sexual harassment is illegal, regardless of whether the harasser is female or male, the same or opposite gender as the victim. Federal law requires employers to protect their workers from harassment and sexual abuse, especially at the hands of a manager."