The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against Dolgencorp, LLC, doing business as Dollar General, in September 2009 for subjecting a number of female employees to a sexually hostile work environment at two North Carolina stores.
The EEOC lawsuit states that a male Dollar General store manager sexually harassed several female employees by making crude and offensive sexual comments, by requesting sex from the women, and by touching their breasts and buttocks.
According to the lawsuit, the women complained about the sexual harassment to Dollar General company managers, but the harassment did not stop. One of the women quit her job in order to escape the workplace bullying.