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Male Employee Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against AbClean

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It's not only woman that are victims of sexual harassment and sex discrimination. The Southeast Texas Record reports that a former male employee of the chemical cleaning company AbClean has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming that his supervisor created a sexually hostile work environment and that the company "did not exercise reasonable care to prevent sexual harassment."

The plaintiff, Mark Young of Beaumont, claims that the safety manager at AbClean insisted on discussing sexual matters with him at work. The suit states that the supervisor also once entered a room nude and proceeded to ask Mark Young to take his photograph next to a Christmas tree. When the employee reported his supervisor's actions to the company, he claims he was told that he would no longer have to work with the safety manager. However, Mark Young claimed that he was unable to avoid the safety manager because the man was still his supervisor. Hence, Mark Young felt that he was forced to resign from his position at AbClean.

With help from a Texas employment lawyer, the plaintiff is now seeking damages for back pay, front pay, loss of employment benefits, mental anguish, emotional distress, punitive damages, attorney fees, interest and court costs through the lawsuit. Not only is sexual harassment in the workplace inappropriate, but it is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as sexual harassment is considered a form of sex discrimination. Victims of sexual harassment in the workplace can contact a Houston employment lawyer to learn more information on filing a claim.

Related Resources:

  • Sexual Harassment: Examples and Types (FindLaw)
  • Find a Houston Employment Lawyer (FindLaw)
  • How to Spot Sexual Harassment: 6 Facts (FindLaw's Law and Daily Life Blog)

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