Sexual Harassment: NY Laundry Settles for $582K

Posted February 3, 2016 at 7:09 pm

Suffolk Laundry Services Inc., Southampton, NY, has agreed to pay $582,000 to eight former employees to close a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) citing sexual harassment, according to news reports.

The company also agreed to a four-year consent decree barring discrimination, instituting new procedures and mandating training on sexual harassment to prevent similar incidents of this kind in the future.

The EEOC charged in the 2012 complaint, EEOC v. Suffolk Laundry Services Inc. (E.D.N.Y. Case No. 12-CV-409), that a company supervisor had verbally and physically abused multiple female employees in the plant over the course of several years. Click here for details. Company officials did not respond to requests for comment.

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