Agreement Resolves Claims That a Female Worker Was Bullied and Harassed on the Basis of Sex, Federal Agency Says
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Skyline Ultd, Inc., a professional services provider to federal, state and local agencies, has agreed to pay $2,500 to a discrimination victim to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation charge filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
The charge filed with the EEOC alleged that Skyline subjected female employees to sexual harassment and retaliation. Such alleged conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC investigated the allegations and found reasonable cause to believe Skyline had indeed violated Title VII.
To demonstrate its support of Title VII, Skyline entered into a two-and-a-half-year conciliation agreement with the EEOC and the aggrieved former employee, thereby avoiding litigation. Aside from the monetary relief, Skyline has agreed to provide anti-discrimination training to all employees and revise its policies and procedures against discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
"We commend Skyline for their commitment to federal civil rights law and for agreeing to implement measures that prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation," said Glory Gervacio Saure, director of the EEOC's Honolulu Local Office. "We also encourage other employers to follow the lead of Skyline and review their anti-discrimination policies and practices to make sure they are in compliance with the law."
Eliminating policies and practices that discourage or prohibit individuals from exercising their rights under employment discrimination statutes is one of six national priorities identified by the Commission's Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP).
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