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Man files sexual harassment suit because of female supervisor

A man who worked for an agricultural inspection company has recently filed a sexual harassment suit against his company. Sexual harassment is illegal in Michigan as well as the rest of the country. In the suit, he alleges that a female supervisor sexually harassed him, employers retaliated against him and it created a hostile work environment in which his company did nothing about.

According to the suit, the man was hired as an agricultural inspector in 2010. He claims that a female employee, who later became his shift supervisor, sexually harassed him through inappropriate acts as well as lewd remarks that made the man feel "humiliated and degraded." These feelings affected his mood, causing him to feel anxious and depressed at work, and he would even get sick to his stomach.

In Oct. 2011, a complaint against the supervisor was filed on behalf of the man, and during the investigation, several co-workers supported the man's claims; however, no action against the supervisor was taken. He states that he was retaliated against by his employer through unnecessary scrutiny and false claims of breaking company policy. In Dec. 2011, he decided to file a complaint with his state's Human Rights Commission, and he received a letter to sue in Oct. 2012.

The man ended up resigning from his position because of the hostile work environment. The man is seeking compensatory damages, punitive damages, back pay and attorney's fees. Any Michigan worker who feels that he or she is a victim of sexual harassment would benefit by examining all the legal options in order to make the best decisions for his or her specific case.

Source: Bangor Daily News, Caribou man suing company over sexual harassment by female supervisor, Jen Lynds, Oct. 26, 2013

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