An ex-worker from Chick-fil-A has brought a federal sexual harassment claim against the company. The worker alleges that he was the victim of retaliation after he lodged a complaint with his employer about sexual harassment. The 19-year-old man claimed that a fellow co-worker was touching him inappropriately and making sexual and inappropriate comments to him on the job. Chic-fil-A is a popular fast-food chain located in Florida and throughout other parts of the nation.
Some employers fear that if they discipline the poor performance of an employee or even terminate that employee, they could be subjected to a discrimination lawsuit. To combat this, some Florida employers will protect themselves from discrimination lawsuits by keeping a detailed record of performance reviews, which may show a history of poor performance. This is one way by which employers can defend themselves against a discrimination lawsuit.
Florida workplaces have improved by leaps and bounds to improve workplace conditions and limit sexual harassment violations. However, sexual harassment continues to be a problem for many Florida workers. Sexual harassment is not only inappropriate, but it is extremely difficult and embarrassing for victims to report such inappropriate behavior.
Every worker in the United States deserves to have a workplace that is free of discrimination. The sad fact is, as a nation, we have a long way to go in this department. Recently, a nation-wide pole revealed that one out of every three people in Florida and the rest of the country claim to have be the victims of religious discrimination at work.