A Michigan-based egg producer is facing a federal lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and retaliation against a female employer.
Konos Inc. was sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly subjecting a female employee to sexual harassment and retaliating against her when she complained.
According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, repeated sexual advances by the male supervisor culminated in sexual assault. The assaults led to a criminal prosecution and conviction of the supervisor.
Despite the seriousness of the supervisor’s actions and the employee’s complaints to the company, Konos failed to take appropriate actions to end the harassment. Instead, Konos retaliated against her for complaining by sending her home.