The EEOC has filed a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against Metro Special Police & Security Services, Inc., a Charlotte-based provider of private security and public safety services.
According to the EEOC, a male Metro Special Police captain and lieutenant subjected a class of male employees to a sexually hostile work environment by forcing male employees to go with them to gay strip bars while on duty.
The captain allegedly made offensive sexual comments to his male employees, touched their chests and genitals, solicited them for sex, and offered promotions to male employees in exchange for sex.
The EEOC claims that the employees complained to their supervisor and the company CEO, but the company failed to stop and prevent the sexual harassment.
A number of the employees were allegedly suspended, demoted and/or terminated in retaliation for complaining about the hostile work environment.