A former employee of Waffle House in Atlanta, GA has had made some serious allegations against her former boss and CEO of the company, Joseph Rogers Jr.
According to the unnamed woman (The Associated Press does not release the name of the victim) she endured several years of sexual harassment which started back in 2003 and ended in June of this year after she resigned upon receiving notification that her son had secured a full college scholarship.
The woman walked into an Atlanta precinct police department and filed a complaint against Mr. Rogers, indicating that she is a single parent who continued to put up with his harassment because she felt as though she could not find a job with pay equal to what she was making at the Waffle house.
The police report is quoted as saying that Rogers continually tried to force her to have sex with him, constantly made lewd comments, tried to remove her clothes, touched her breasts and required her to perform sexual acts on him once to twice a month in order for her to keep her job; all of this despite her constant rejections toward him.
The attorney for Rogers, identified as Robert Ingram failed to return a phone call or email to the Associated Press in regards to questioning.
In this case the alleged victim waited until she was able to leave her job before she filed the sexual harassment complaint against her employer. It’s extremely unfortunate that the victim endured several years of harassment and abuse by her former boss before deciding to come forward. The victim should never have to go through the type of misconduct that this woman suffered through for years. When the victim makes the decision to file a complaint against his/her harasser, the law protects that individual from retaliation against his or her employer.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces laws that make it illegal for the employer to harass, terminate, and demote in an effort to “retaliate” against an individual because he or she filed a charge for harassment, discrimination or another complaint against that employer.
It’s essential that every victim knows and understands they have rights in the workplace. If you are in a job where your coworker, supervisor, client or customer is harassing you, you do not have to put up with it. The company you work for must adhere to the laws which protect you in various situations at your job concerning misconduct.
If you work for a company that is violating your rights as a worker, seek the professional advice of an NYC sexual harassment and employment law attorney that is experienced and passionate enough to want justice on your behalf.
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