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Local company charged in male-on-male sexual harassment suit

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By Nick Schrager

A Washington County company faces charges of sexual harassment involving a male supervisor allegedly making sexual comments to a male employee.

Haydon Brothers Contracting, Inc., is charged with violating federal law for allegedly subjecting a male employee to sexual harrassment, according to a report filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). A civil suit was filed against Haydon Brothers in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky’s Louisville Division.

According to details of the suit, a male employee reported that he was subjected to constant harassment and extremely obscene comments, sexual innuendos and propositions, as well as implied physical threats and abuse. The harassment was to a degree that the employee began to fear he might be sexually assaulted by his male supervisor, according to the EEOC report, which went on to say the victim was allegedly told, “This is a construction site. This kind of thing goes on all the time.”

 

See the complete story in this week's Springfield Sun!