A federal agency said Walmart allowed a male employee to sexually harass a female co-worker at the Geneva store for four years.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — or EEOC — charged in a lawsuit filed in Rochester that Walmart violated federal law when it allegedly allowed the harassment to continue after being informed by the female employee about the alleged behavior.
“Employers have a responsibility to take complaints of sexual harassment seriously,” Jeffrey Burstein, regional attorney for the EEOC’s New York District Office, said in a press release. “If an employer fails to properly address harassment complaints, the EEOC is prepared to take action to protect workers and enforce the law.”