The U.S. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Thursday that it had filed a lawsuit against an automotive retailer and service provider. It charged the company with creating a hostile work environment conducive to sexual harassment in its Chicago-area locations.
According to the lawsuit, the agency claims that several male employees of Monro Inc., a Rochester, New York-based company that operates Car-X Tire and Auto shops across the Midwest, were subject to physical abuse and explicit comments.
The EEOC stated in its statement that at least one female employee was subject to demeaning work assignments and verbal harassment based her gender.
The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court, Chicago. It charges the retailer with violating Title VII of 1964’s Civil Rights Act.
Monro spokesperson stated that two complaints were received by the company after it acquired certain Car-X franchised shops in late 2017. The company investigated these concerns and took swift and effective action to rectify the situation.
Since then, the company has not received any complaints or allegations of inappropriate conduct. Likewise, it has not received complaints about much conduct alleged in the Commissions lawsuit.