As summer approaches, teenagers across the Twin Cities and Minnesota will soon head out looking for summer employment. For many, it will be their first employment experience, which can be wrought with challenges. However, no young person should have to endure sexual harassment in the workplace. That was unfortunately the case for one young employee of a Burger King restaurant.
Recently, the franchisee that owned the Burger King restaurant settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding the unlawful actions of a supervisor at one of the restaurants in Oregon. As part of the settlement, the employer will implement new measures to prevent future sexual harassment and pay the worker $150,000.