Verizon Pays $300,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Case

Verizon Pennsylvania Inc. has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit that was filed by the EEOC on behalf of Theresa Allen, a former Verizon employee.

Allen alleges that she was subjected to sexual harassment by coworkers.  When she complained to Verizon management about the abusive behavior, which included the posting of sexually inappropriate graffiti and materials at the Verizon Pennsylvania facility, her coworkers retaliated against her and created a hostile work environment.

The EEOC said, “Even though management officials knew about the retaliatory harassment, they did not investigate or take action to stop it. Instead, the company fired Allen in retaliation for her complaints.”

Source: Philadelphia Business Journal

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2 responses to “Verizon Pays $300,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Case

  1. Wow, shame on Verizon for not investigating…I was sexually harassed in the Tempe, Gemini office by a Southwest Network Manager while I was a contractor there. It was by a married man with children no less. He even punched me once. I am planning on filing a complaint with Verizon even though it was a while ago and I plan on making it a point that justice be served and that no woman should go through what I went through.

  2. Thanks for your feedback. Please keep us posted and let us know when you’ve filed a complaint. You can reach us via the contact page on our website:

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