By Christina Stymfal - email
PHOENIX (KOLD) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against Arrowhead Honda's General Sales Manager Larry Miller after some male employees said they were sexually harassed.
The sexual harassment lawsuit was filed against Larry Miller of Peoria, Inc., which does business as Arrowhead Honda, according to a news release.
The EEOC says in its lawsuit, that Arrowhead Honda's General Sales Manager repeatedly sexually harassed a class of men. The harassment included repeated sexual assaults by Miller, who would grab, rub, and/or touch men in the groin area. Miller also constantly engaged in a variety of sexual gestures, according to the complaint.
According to the EEOC, Arrowhead Honda failed to address the harassment even though management knew about the harassment.
"In 1998, the Supreme Court recognized that harassment is unlawful regardless of the gender
of the victim or the harasser," said Mary Jo O'Neill, Regional Attorney for the EEOC's Phoenix
District Office. "Because over the past decade sex harassment charges filed by men have increased,
employers must be ever diligent in protecting all their employees from sexual harassment."
EEOC Acting Phoenix District Director Rayford O. Irvin said, "We will continue to devote substantial resources to prosecute violations of the law prohibiting sex harassment regardless of gender."
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