The EEOC issued a press release this week, announcing a new same-sex harassment lawsuit: EEOC Sues Wells Fargo for Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Female Manager Sexualized Workplace, Employee Forced to Quit to Escape, Federal Agency Charges. According to the release:
[F]our female bank tellers employed at a Reno, Nev., Wells Fargo branch regularly faced graphic sexual comments, gestures and images from a female service manager and another female bank teller. The harassment included invasive comments about their bodies and sex lives as well as inappropriate touching and grabbing. The EEOC also charges that the service manager suggested that the female bank tellers wear sexually provocative clothing in order to attract or retain customers and to advance in the workplace.Same-sex harassment cases are starting to get more attention. Employers should not dismiss claims of sexual harassment just because the harasser and harassee are the same sex.