A federal judge decided to dismiss the claims by 13 of the 26 female employees who accused Evans Fruit Company of sexual harassment. The EEOC filed the sexual harassment lawsuit against Evans Fruit on behalf of the women in June 2012.
The judge said that, while 13 of the sexual harassment claims lacked sufficient evidence, the remaining 13 claims were deemed sufficient enough to warrant a jury trial.
According to the EEOC, Juan Marin and other supervisors subjected certain female employees at Evans Fruit to sexual advances, propositioning, comments, and physical groping. Some of the women were forced to quit in order to escape the alleged sexual harassment.