Sunday, July 17, 2011

EEOC Settles Sexual Harassment Suit Against Wisconsin Company

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has settled a sexual harassment suit it had filed against Richardson Industries, doing business as Richco Structures. Richardson has agreed to pay more than $22,000 to settle the suit brought by a former employee who says she was sexually harassed at the company’s Christmas party. From the Wisconsin Journal article on the settlement:

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused Richardson Industries, doing business as Richco Structures, of violating federal law when it fired Morgan Rae Brocker after supervisors allegedly reported to management that a supervisor had sexually harassed her at the party in December 2005.

District Judge Charles Clevert entered the consent decree Thursday that pays Brocker $22,500 and provides training for managers and supervisors.

Richco Structures has offices in Sheboygan Falls, Haven and De Pere and is part of Richardson Building Products division.

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