14-Year Sexual Harassment Case Ends

January 11th, 2013 by JBWK

In what was surely a nightmare for everyone involved, the nation’s largest Burger King franchisee has settled a 14-year-long lawsuit brought by the EEOC alleging a pattern of sexual harassment throughout its 572 stores.

The case, which began in 1998, expanded to include 90,000 current and former employees. It then got reduced to about 500 employees, then to just under 100, all of which would require separate trials in federal court.

The franchisee will pay $2.5 million to settle the claims and provide additional training.

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