Jon Allison’s Monday Blog
Last week Achiote’s, a Mexican Restaurant located in Southern California, settled a sexual harassment suit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission involving a manager secretly using his cell phone to videotape male workers going to the bathroom. The victims of the videotaping complained. One called the San Diego police. An Assistant Manager with Achiote’s was charged with disturbing the peace in connection with the videotaping of his coworkers in the bathroom. However, according to the lawsuit, the restaurant retaliated against those who complained by cutting their hours. The lawsuit followed. Retaliation against employees who have complained of sexual harassment is illegal. If you believe you’re experiencing harassment at work, talk to an employment attorney about your rights.