WirelessComm, a distributor for the Metro PCS cell phone service provider, has agreed to pay $97,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit that was filed by the EEOC.
The EEOC alleged that then-19-year-old Deisy Mora was subjected to sexual harassment by her boss, who made offensive sexual comments and sent her unwanted texts and photos.
Mora claims that she complained about the harassment but that the company did not address her complaints, so she eventually quit her job when she could no longer endure the sexually hostile work environment.
EEOC San Francisco Regional Attorney William R. Tamayo said, “It is critical for employers to ensure that their managers do not step outside the law. Employers should be particularly vigilant in protecting teenagers from discrimination given their vulnerability in the work force.”