EEOC lawsuit alleges hostile work atmosphere at tire retailer – Enterprise Insurance

the us The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against an auto service and tire dealership, accusing it of maintaining a hostile work environment "riddled with sexual harassment" at its Chicago-area stores.

The agency alleges in the lawsuit that several male employees of Rochester, New York-based Monro Inc., which operates Car-X tire and auto stores in the Midwest, were subjected to physical abuse of a sexual nature and graphic sexual comments.

In addition, at least one staff member was subjected to different and degrading work assignments and verbal harassment because of her gender, the EEOC said in its statement.

The retailer is accused in the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, accused of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

"Following the acquisition of certain Car-X franchise stores in late 2017, the company received two complaints of conduct that violates Monro's policies," a Monro spokesman said in a statement. “The company has addressed these concerns and has taken decisive and effective action to remedy the situation.

"The company has not since received any complaints of improper conduct, nor has it received any complaints about much of the conduct alleged in the Commission's lawsuit."

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