Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The 8th nominee for the “worst employer of 2019” is … the lascivious leader

I can't do any better of job than the EEOC did in describing the parade of horribles the one supervisor wrought at Sys-Con, a Montgomery, Alabama, general contractor:

According to the EEOC's lawsuit, from December 2015 to May 2017, a supervisor at Sys-Con's worksite at the Hyundai manufacturing plant in Montgomery, demanded sexual favors from two non-English speaking Hispanic female employees and watched pornographic videos in front of them. The EEOC further charged that the supervisor sexually assaulted one of the employees and sub­sequently taunted her, asking whether she "liked it."
Thereafter, the EEOC said, the super­visor threatened to fire both his victims and their husbands, who were also Sys-Con employees, if they reported his harassment. When one of the employees refused his sexual advances, the supervisor terminated her.

For all of this, the EEOC settled the claims against Sys-Con for (what I consider to be) a paltry $70,000.

Folks, if you employ a supervisor who not only sexually assaults one of your employees, but then taunts her about it after the fact, you might be the worst employer of 2019.

Big thanks to my friend, Eric Meyer, who brought today's nominee to my attention at his Employer Handbook Blog.