Daily Archives: October 2, 2009

Woman Who Refused to Date Boss Files Lawsuit After Being Fired

Colleen D. Vesper filed a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court against Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation (ITBOF) and its president, Gary Moore.

Vesper, who had been working at the ITBOF since 1993, was fired in April 2007 because she allegedly refused to date Moore.  Vesper claims that, beginning in 2006, Moore had repeatedly expressed his desire to be involved romantically with her, but Vesper told Moore each time that she was not interested in an intimate relationship with him.

The lawsuit states that, after having rejected his romantic overtures, “Defendant Moore created a hostile work environment for Plaintiff, sought to degrade, belittle and humiliate her in front of other ITBOF employees, Board Members and members of the foundation who owned or bred thoroughbreds.”

Source: The Madison St. Clair Record

Rate my boss at eBossWatch

JPMorgan Chase Faces Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit

The Columbus, Ohio branch of JPMorgan Chase faces a sexual discrimination, wage discrimination, and hostile work environment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Aimee Doneyhue, a former JPMorgan Chase home mortgage consultant.

The company allegedly failed to correct the problem once Doneyhue complained about the workplace bullying to the JPMorgan Chase human resources department.  Doneyhue claims that the company chose to fire her instead.

Among the other things, the lawsuit seeks back pay, bonuses and the rehiring of Doneyhue and other women who were fired due to discrimination.

Source: 10TV News

Rate my boss with eBossWatch

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Workplace Bullies Cost Lowe’s $1.7 Million in EEOC Lawsuit

Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, Inc. is paying $1.7 million to settle a sexual harassment and retailation lawsuit filed by the EEOC on behalf of former Longview, Washington Lowe’s employees Jeremiah Harrington, Chester Davison, and Amber Fasolino.

The three Lowe’s employees were subjected to a rampant sexually hostile work environment and were retaliated against when they complained about the workplace bullying.

The sexually hostile workplace, which continued for more than six months, included physical and verbal abuse by both male and female managers and coworkers that led in one instance to sexual assault.

Among the many allegations in the lawsuit, the EEOC said that Amber Fasolino, age 21 at the time, was sexually assaulted by her 44-year-old male store manager in his office after having been propositioned for sex by the manager.

EEOC claimed that Lowe’s not only failed to take prompt action to stop the sexual harassment, but also retaliated against them and fired the three victims.

Source: EEOC

Rate my boss at eBossWatch

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine