Lowe’s Pays $1.7M to Settle Discrimination Case

A $1.7 million settlement in a sexual harassment case against Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse Inc. has been announced by the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.
On Thursday, the deal was signed by U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour, and resolves a lawsuit on behalf of three workers at a Lowe’s outlet in Longview, Washington.

A 21 year old woman claimed she was sexually assaulted by the 44-year-old store manager in his office. Two other people involved in the case are men in their 20s. They joined the woman in claiming they endured six months of physical and verbal abuse. All three wound up being fired.
According to the Seattletimes.com, besides awarding them more than $1.7 million in damages, the three-year consent decree requires Lowe’s to provide anti-discrimination training to all employees in Washington and Oregon.

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