Houston Pub Settles Class Action Suit Arising from Manager’s Groping

A Houston bar recently agreed to pay $115,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation class action brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

According to the EEOC, a former manager at Sherlock’s Pub spanked one female employee, pushed a female waitress against the wall, and squeezed another’s breasts. He also repeatedly used vulgarities when referring to his female subordinates in front of both coworkers and bar patrons.

When at least one female employee complained to upper management, nothing was done.

Source: Houston Press Blog

Honestly, I’m surprised the settlement wasn’t even higher. Perhaps part of the settlement involved revoking the former manager’s award for “Boss of the Year”?


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