A Whole Foods employee in San Francisco alleges that within days of reporting sexual harassment, she was terminated from employment. In the lawsuit, the employee, a female, alleges her male supervisor began making inappropriate sexual comments shortly after her employment began. She also alleges in the lawsuit that on one occasion the supervisor sent her home because her clothing was not revealing enough. Financial incentives and unwelcome touching was also part of the ongoing harassment from her supervisor.
The woman alleges that she made several complaints to management that went unaddressed, before a final complaint was made. A day later, she was suspended and was ultimately terminated. She alleges that some of the reasons the company gave for terminating her employment were her failure to timely report the harassment and accepting a bottle of alcohol from the harasser as a gift (she is under the age of 21).
It is not uncommon for victims of sexual harassment to face retaliation following a report of sexual harassment. Retaliation is unlawful under state and federal law.
If you believe you have been the victim of sexual harassment or retaliation, please consider contacting the lawyers at the Bullman Law Firm. We represent workers, not employers. Our number is (503) 714-9311. There is no charge for your call.