A medical device maker in Massachusetts has agreed to pay $ 240,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Gender Equality Commission, which accused a supervisor of sexually harassing at least two female employees, one of whom was only 18 years old, the agency said Monday.
The EEOC claimed in its statement that the supervisor at France, Massachusetts-based Tegra Medical LLC repeatedly made nasty comments to the women and other female employees and wrongly touched a woman.
The agency said that when a female employee complained about the supervisor's behavior to the company's human resources department, it did not act to stop the harassment, even though three other female employees had previously complained about his behavior. Instead, the EEOC said, a week later, the company responded to the woman by denying her request for leave to take care of her son.
EEOC said in another case where a female employee complained, she transferred her to a position where she was exposed to materials to which she was allergic.
The EEOC accused the company of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1
A company spokesman could not be reached for comment.