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...
To view the full article, register now.

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Roy Farms Inc


Case Number

2:12-cv-03117

Court

Washington Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

Judge

Thomas O. Rice

Date Filed

September 28, 2012

Law Firms

Government Agencies

Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.