Vivian Iguina and Zakiytah Crawford allege that their boss, Martin Basilio, made inappropriate sexual comments, touched female employees, and repeatedly watched pornographic movies on his laptop and masturbated at the Family Dollar Store located in Bayonne, New Jersey.
According to the complaint, Basilio forced Iguina “to clean up the bathroom after he had been in there for a long period of time. There would be blood and semen.”
Iguina alleges that she complained to company managers numerous times but Family Dollar Stores did not act to stop the alleged sexual harassment.
Crawford claims that she was subjected to offensive sexual comments and was physically assaulted by Basilio. According to the complaint, “Crawford was in the back office counting money. When she went to leave the office Basilio came behind her, pinned her to the wall, and choked her from behind. He asked her ‘Do you like that?'”
Both women claim that they were fired in retaliation for having complained about the hostile work environment.