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DENVER, Colorado – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing The Original HoneyBaked Ham Co. of Georgia Inc. for severe sexual harassment conduct at its Colorado stores. In addition, the lawsuit also accuses the company of retaliating against female employees who have come forward about the harassment. .
The EEOC alleged that Wendy Cabrera, a manager at the Highlands Ranch store, and several other women, suffered from “repeat and offensive unwanted sexual comments, innuendos and physical touching by their regional manager” despite coming forward with the allegations. The EEOC also said many of the women were disciplined or fired after filing complaints.
“Cases such as this one show that sexual harassment is still a prevalent problem in the modern workplace,” said EEOC Phoenix district regional attorney Mary Jo O’Neill.
The Original HoneyBaked Ham Co. issued a statement on Monday saying it “does not and will not tolerate any act of sexual harassment.” “When the allegations arose in 2010, we investigated, conducted a full review of the allegations and took immediate actions,” added the company. “It is the policy of The HoneyBaked Ham Co. that all associates should be able to enjoy a work atmosphere free from all forms of discrimination, including harassment.”
The EEOC is asking for compensation on behalf of the victims and is also asking the court to require all managers and human resources personnel undergo training in antidiscrimination law. There are 10 HoneyBaked Ham stores in Colorado.
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