Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 9:49pm


MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that McWhite’s Funeral Home of Fort Lauderdale will pay $85,000 and furnish other relief to settle allegations of sexual harassment.

EEOC charged that sole owner and manager Albert McWhite Sr. subjected female employees to constant egregious sexual harassment. McWhite allegedly created and encouraged an environment that condoned harassment. He also purportedly retaliated against current and former employees by cutting the hours of those who complained.

Sexual harassment violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

"Albert McWhite Sr.'s sexual harassment of female employees was constant and overt," EEOC Miami Regional Attorney Robert Weisberg said. "The objective of this settlement is to change the culture of this workplace, allowing female employees to work without stress and fear of enduring sexual harassment and retaliation."

In addition to monetary relief that will be distributed among the alleged victims, McWhite’s agreed to retain an independent equal employment opportunity consultant. This consultant will be there to receive and review any complaints of sex discrimination. Additionally, the company owner and employees will go through training on anti-discrimination laws.

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