A class action lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and discrimination has
been filed against Ford Motor Company. Twenty-nine women additional have
just joined the suit, which was originally filed by 33 women – with
many more saying they would like to join but fear retaliation.
The women set forth several instances of alleged harassing behavior including
male supervisors asking women to take pictures of their private parts,
as well as discriminatory actions such as being denied overtime and job
sexual harassment is probably one of the most well known forms of employment discrimination
– it is not always easily defined. It is more than just a single
leering look,, name calling or sexual advance. Instead you must prove
that you have been engaged in conduct that creates such a hostile environment
based on your sex that is sufficiently severe an pervasive to alter the
terms and conditions of your employment.
Further, if you are subjected to a steady stream of unwelcome and offensive
conduct based on your sex, and your employer does nothing about it, you
may have a strong claim of sexual harassment.
Here, while some changes in management have been made, the women assert
that nothing has really changed and that their complaints “haven’t
Previously, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined
employees were victims of sexual harassment, race discrimination and retaliation.
For more information or if you believe that you have been the victim of
sexual harassment or discrimination, please contact the experienced
Atlanta sexual harassment lawyers at The Buckley Law Firm, LLP for an immediate consultation.