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Safelite Glass sexual harassment lawsuit

Safelite Glass Co. has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle an EEOC sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.

Lee Laraviere-Steele claimed that she was subjected to unwelcome sexual comments and touching by the human resources manager at Safelite Glass, the nation’s leading provider of auto glass repair and replacement services.

According to the EEOC, when Laraviere-Steele complained about the sexual harassment, the company failed to take action to stop the harassment. Instead, the EEOC alleges that Safelite Glass fired Laraviere-Steele in retaliation.

Lynette A. Barnes, regional attorney of the EEOC’s Charlotte District, said, “Once an employee complains about sexual harassment by a supervisor in the workplace, the employer is required under federal law to take appropriate action to stop it. Also, employers must ensure that employees are protected from retaliation after complaints are made.”

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