The federal government filed suit Tuesday against Davis Typewriter Company, an office furniture and supply store in Worthington, Minn., for failing to take action against a manager who streamed hours of surveillance camera footage of an employee's breasts and body, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tracey Kelley’s supervisor and the company’s operation manager, Stanley Alm, subjected Kelley to “severe and pervasive sexual harassment,” the lawsuit said.
According to the EEOC, Kelley notified the company’s president and another manager about the videos but they “failed and refused to take prompt and appropriate action” to stop the harassment. Kelley eventually quit.
Davis Typewriter President Larry Davis told Whistleblower he had no comment.
An out of court settlement with the company failed. The EEOC is seeking back pay, compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of Kelley as well as requiring Davis Typewriter to adopt an effective sexual harassment prevention policy.