No one should ever be made to feel uncomfortable about themselves sexually by any of their coworkers or supervisors. If you believe that you've been the victim of sexual harassment, it may be within your legal rights to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against the perpetrator(s), which you can do with the help of an affordable lawyer.
According to the New York Post, 23-year-old Starbucks employee Emily Feliciano has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the coffee company. Feliciano claims that her boss started verbally harassing her just one week into her employment, which began in August 2013.
"[He] told Ms. Feliciano she should call him 'daddy' and repeatedly demanded that she have sexual intercourse with him," states the lawsuit. Additionally, Feliciano alleges that her boss trapped her in a stairwell and physically harassed her.
Feliciano says that she reported the behavior to the store manager, who purportedly "berated her" for bringing it up.
"We have zero tolerance for harassment in our workplace," said Starbucks spokesman Zack Hutson, as noted by the news outlet. "We take these types of accusations seriously, but we are unable to discuss them in detail because this involves pending litigation."
If you live in Missouri and have been the victim of sexual harassment or gender discrimination, you can take a stand against the perpetrator. Consider scheduling a consultation with an affordable lawyer in Kansas City. These experienced and locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages to which you may be entitled.