Sexual Harassment Not Just Limited to Employees

October 20th, 2011 by JBWK

The EEOC announced that it has settled a sexual harassment case it filed against an employer in California. However, as opposed to the typical supervisor or coworker harasser, the harasser in this case was the employer’s landlord.

Various female employees complained about the landlord’s harassment, but the employer made only a “superficial” investigation. The harassment continued and a week and a half later the female employee who complained was fired.

The EEOC sued–the case settled for $125,000. Employers must keep in mind that sexual harassment is not just limited to employees and they must keep an eye on their contractors–and landlords.

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