Posted at: 09/03/2014 1:24 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
ALBUQUERQUE -- A company in charge of four Albuquerque McDonald's franchises will pay $200,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.
Four female employees brought the lawsuit against JEC Enterprises.
According to the suit, the women said a manager grabbed their bodies, made sexual comments, exposed his penis and created a hostile work environment for them. Two of the women resigned because of the alleged harassment and failure of their employer to take corrective action.
One of the women said she worked at the McDonald's restaurant on San Mateo and Academy, but it's not clear if all of the incidents took place at this location.
In addition to the monetary settlement, JEC must implement policies and practices to provide employees with a work environment free of sex discrimination and retaliation.