It is unfortunate that the same wrongdoing, including sexual harassment, can repeat itself in the employer-employee context. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayan.
The 2014 Sexual Harassment Judgment
In late 2014, Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC obtained a six-figure California judgment against a 7 Eleven franchisee and its manager. That Franchisee likely learned a valuable lesson – Don’t let your managers do and say disgusting and inappropriate things at work.
New Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed
Sexual Harassment and History have repeated themselves, but this time in Texas. Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC will represent another victim of nearly identical treatment by a 7-Eleven franchisee in the Austin, Texas area. The discovery process will reveal the extent to which the 7-Eleven corporate office is involved and what should have been done to prevent this type of behavior. One thing is for sure: 7-Eleven franchisees could save a lot of time and money by properly training their managers to stay out of lawsuits.