ABM To Pay $5.8M To End Sexual Harassment Action

Law360, New York (September 2, 2010, 5:04 PM EDT) -- Building maintenance and facility services company ABM Industries Inc. has agreed to pay $5.8 million to settle class action claims that 14 male workers and supervisors sexually harassed 21 Hispanic female janitors and raped one, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Thursday.

The settlement ends a three-year lawsuit that the agency filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on behalf of a class of female ABM workers alleging sexual harassment. The parties lodged the settlement on Aug. 27, but Judge...
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