Trucker Harassment Class-Action Suit Backfires

By Ryan J. Foley | April 5, 2012
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  • April 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm
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    Wow

  • April 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    Scott says:
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    Putting this case aside for a moment, it (the ruling) IS justified from the standpoint more often than not whenever the EEOC makes an accusation, you are “automatically” 100% guilty in their eyes until/unless you prove to them to the contrary.

    • April 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm
      DES says:
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      I would like to think that if they pursue, they think you are guilty. What bothers me about this is a legal system more interested in the letter of the law than in finding justice for the victims. It happens more often than you can count. Making it harder for victims to find justice should not be the goal. Ferreting out the unsubstantiated accusations and supporting restitution for those treated improperly by those in a position of authority should be the primary focus of any EEOC action. Business has the social responsibility to protect their employees from this type of harrassment in addition to making a buck.

  • April 6, 2012 at 10:50 am
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    GOOD LUCK getting the EEOC to investigate individual claims and pursue individual mediations. I wonder how this judge can sleep at night.

  • April 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm
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  • April 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm
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    How about some training for the employee? Tell the pervert from the beginning that you will not stand for that type of behavior. If possible say it in front of other people. Set the ground rules. Second time report him/her to the immediate supervisor in writing. Email works great. Third follow up with the company as to what measures are in place to stop this co-worker abuse. If employee is uncomfortable with the situation, contact the supervisor for a plane ticket home. The employee’s do not need a lawyer, they need training for themselves and their co-workers. And its not just the men. As a woman, I say speak up for yourself (yes, we have to do that sometimes albeit uncomfortable) and if that doesn’t work pull the truck over and catch another ride….



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