Pacific Airport Services, Inc., an airport services provider for various airlines in Saipan, has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle an EEOC sexual harassment lawsuit.
Several female customer service employees claim that they were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment by their bad boss in 2006 and 2007. The EEOC claims that this boss made frequent sexual comments and sexual advances towards the women, asking them to perform oral sex and other sexual acts on him. This boss also allegedly grabbed the women and fondled their buttocks.
According to the EEOC, the women complained about the sexual harassment to company management, but Pacific Airport Services allegedly did not adequately discipline the boss. One of the women claims she was forced to resign to escape the sexually hostile work environment.
EEOC attorney Anna Park said, “Workers have the right to earn a living without having to endure sexual overtures and harassment. Supervisors and upper management officials need to be the gatekeepers, ensuring that swift, proper action is taken to put a halt to sexual harassment in the workplace.”