Verizon Pays $300,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Case

Asher Adelman
Workplace Issues Examiner

Verizon Pennsylvania Inc. has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit that was filed by the EEOC on behalf of Theresa Allen, a former Verizon employee.

Allen alleges that she was subjected to sexual harassment by coworkers. When she complained to Verizon management about the abusive behavior, which included the posting of sexually inappropriate graffiti and materials at the Verizon Pennsylvania facility, her coworkers retaliated against her and created a hostile work environment.

The EEOC said, “Even though management officials knew about the retaliatory harassment, they did not investigate or take action to stop it. Instead, the company fired Allen in retaliation for her complaints.”.