South Loop Club, a Chicago bar and grill will pay $100,000 under a settlement agreement to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The sexual harassment and retaliation case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).    According to the complaint, the South Loop Club fostered a culture where sexual harassment and retaliation against female employees went unchecked.  The Chicago bar quickly agreed to a settlement shortly after the sexual harassment lawsuit was filed.  For more information about the lawsuit please visit EEOC Newsroom.

Sexual harassment against women in the workplace exists in all types of business environments across the country.  Despite many laws put into place to prevent such discrimination, it seems that there still persists sexual harassment and unwanted advances in the workplace. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: EEOC. Gov.

Leeds Brown Law PC dedicates a large portion of its practice to the area of  sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. The firm has represented individuals throughout Long Island and the New York City area in matters of employment discrimination. For more information, contact Leeds Brown Law at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation or visit LeedsBrownLaw.com.