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Houston company charged for retaliation for reporting abuse

Some warehouse layouts allow employees to be placed in close proximity to one another, while other layouts cause employees to be isolated when completing their work duties. This isolation can increase the risk of harassment and can foster unnoticed retaliation for reporting sexual harassment. A potato warehouse operated by a Houston based management company was recently accused of allowing harassment in one of their warehouse environments and retaliation for reporting abuse.

The potato warehouse’s operating company was specifically accused of allowing supervisors to sexually harass certain employees and retaliate against the workers who reported the abuse. The company allegedly terminated the workers or forced them to complete difficult and undesirable duties if they voiced a complaint about the hostility and abuse. This may have contributed to a hostile work environment that intimidated victims into suffering silently, making them fearful to make a claim.

Reports indicate that farm staff may have suffered harassment that included inappropriate physical contact and sexual gestures. Workers may have also experienced verbal comments and proposals that were sexual in nature. Four of the employees have claimed that they were victims of sexual harassment.

Reportedly, those responsible for the operation of the warehouse have been charged with sexual harassment and subsequent retaliation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. They were accused of being in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Houston employed workers who suffer harassment and retaliation for reporting abuse may pursue their rights to work in a harassment-free workplace. Some individuals may choose to seek professional guidance when pursuing these rights.

Source: businessinsurance.com, "Potato warehouse operators charged with sexual harassment, retaliation", Judy Greenwald, Aug. 11, 2014

Source: businessinsurance.com, "Potato warehouse operators charged with sexual harassment, retaliation", Judy Greenwald, Aug. 11, 2014

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