Chipotle Ordered To Pay Nearly $8 Million In Personal Injury Damages In Sexual Harassment Lawsuit.

Everyone should be able to go about their day without having to experience the emotional and mental consequences of sexual harassment, especially at the work place.  The attorneys at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates are nationally recognized experts in sexual harassment. If you have been sexually harassed in your work environment, our Boston sexual harassment attorneys have decades of experience in recovering millions of dollars in damages for our personal injury clients.  Please call 617-787-3700, 24/7, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com today for your free and confidential consultation.

An employee is personally liable for any sexual harassment or unwanted sexual advances they cause, but their employer may also be held liable as well under certain circumstances, as they have a duty to provide a safe, harassment free environment for all their employees.   When an employer fails to stop or prevent sexual harassment, especially once it has been brought to their attention, they may often be held financially liable to the victim for all their damages.

This is precisely what happened recently to Chipotle after the restaurant chain reportedly failed to prevent the sexual harassment and assault of one of its teenage employees.  The lawsuit filed by the employee’s attorney, Benjamin Hall, claimed that while the she was working at one of the Houston, Texas Chipotle locations, two of her managers engaged in sexually explicit conversations and tried to convince her to have sex in the restaurant.  The employee was only sixteen at the time and felt extremely uncomfortable as a result of the managers’ misconduct, and she ultimately quit her job due to the sexual abuse. 

Reports also reportedly documented that the managers’ supervisors were aware of the harassment, but allegedly did nothing to deter the unlawful behavior or punish the managers in any way.  The sexual harassment lawsuit eventually made its way to a local jury, which ruled in the employee’s favor, ordering the managers and Chipotle to pay her $7.65 million in personal injury damages for failing to provide a safe work environment.

Any form of sexual harassment at work is completely unacceptable. If you have been sexually harassed at your job, please contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. Time may be a factor, because statutes of limitations are restrictive, so please call today!

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