The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against the Walmart in Geneva, claiming the company did not take action to stop the sexual harassment of a female employee for a more than two-year period.
The alleged incidents occurred between June 2015 and September 2017.
The lawsuit alleges the male employee regularly made vulgar comments to his female coworker. It also alleges that at times the male coworker would scare her, “making her speechless.”
The lawsuit lists nearly half-a-dozen times, over a two-year period, where she went to management for help. Days before she resigned she went to the store’s manager to ask about the status of her complaints and reiterate her concerns.
Court paperwork states, “she was concerned about her safety due to her isolated work station and the soundproof meat freezer.” The meat freezer was a place, she claims, he repeatedly harassed her.
She resigned in September 2017 because she “felt it was her only option.”