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Employers Responsibility to Provide a Harassment-Free Work Environment

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sexual harassment and requires employers to take prompt action to investigate and to stop the behavior after they receive complaints about alleged sexual harassment.

Fred Meyer is a grocery store with locations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. The grocery chain employs more than 30,000 people. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kroger.

It was alleged by female employees of Fred Meyer that since 2007 they were sexually harassed by a male customer who regularly shopped at a store in Oregon. The employees claimed that their frequent complaints to store management were not taken seriously. The female employees contacted the EEOC and the EEOC, in turn, filed a lawsuit on the employees' behalf. Over the course of five years, there were two separate settlements. In each, the employees were paid over $475,000 and Fred Meyer was directed by the court to improve its sexual harassment policies.

An EEOC District Director noted, "Employers are responsible for ensuring a harassment-free workplace for their employees, regardless if the harasser is a co-worker, manager or customer." Read more.

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