Wash. Grower Settles EEOC's Same-Sex Harassment Suit

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 2:10 PM EST) -- Washington hops producer Roy Farms Inc. has agreed to pay $85,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit alleging that the company ignored instances of rampant same-sex harassment for nearly two years, the agency announced Friday.

The agency circulated a consent decree inked by U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice a day earlier settling allegations that a male Roy Farms orchard supervisor lobbed a barrage of sexual and threatening comments and physical contact against his male workers.

"There is a persistent misconception that sexual...
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