Save-A-Lot Grocery Store Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
A Jackson grocery store has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a Jackson grocery store has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the federal agency.
The EEOC said Monday in a news release that it reached the deal with Venture Inc., which runs a Save-A-Lot grocery store on Ellis Avenue in Jackson.
EEOC says more than 20 women were victims of the sexually hostile workplace in which a manager repeatedly propositioned female employees for sex, even offering money and benefits in exchange for sex.
In a statement Monday, Venture Inc. denied the allegations. The company said it was more favorable to accept the EEOC's settlement proposal than to continue "very expensive litigation to prove our innocence."
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