Grape Grower Sued Over Harassment
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed the latest in a string of sexual harassment suits on behalf of female farm workers in California. According to a United Farm Workers spokesman, incidents of this type---in which employees of Coastal Valley Management, Inc. were allegedly harassed by company supervisors including the former human resources director---are all too common and often unreported. So far there is no word as to whether the EEOC has filed this suit under California discrimination laws in addition to Title VII, and will be affected by yesterday's decision by the California State Court of Appeals (see above WIT abstract).
See RONALD D. WHITE, Los Angeles Times, November 29, 2001