A Texas company that does business as a McDonald’s franchise has been sued over the alleged sexual harassment of four females in the workplace.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has alleged in a lawsuit that Credle Enterprises LLC, doing business as McDonald’s, the women were subjected to unwelcome physical and verbal sexual harassment at the hands of a general manager and another male employee the company’s McDonald’s franchise in Muleshoe, Texas.
According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, at least four women who worked for the company were subjected to sexually inappropriate behavior during their employment. The EEOC alleges that this harassment included both physical touching of female workers, sexual jokes made by the manager, and the display of pornographic images.
The EEOC claims that although Credle Enterprises management was aware of the harassment, effective action was not taken to prevent it from continuing.
The EEOC filed its lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division (EEOC v. Credle Enterprises, LLC d/b/a McDonald’s, Civil Action No.5:18-CV-00239-C, after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process.
Credle Enterprises LLC d/b/a McDonald’s operates three McDonald’s franchises in northwest Texas. In addition to its location in Muleshoe, the company operates McDonald’s stores in Hereford and Littlefield.
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