• David Manes

Sheetz Employee Allegedly Told to Change Locations if She Didn’t Want to be Sexually Harassed by a C

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Employee Files Lawsuit Against Sheetz, Inc.

Megan began working at Sheetz as a salesperson on March 1, 2017. According to her, she began being sexually harassed by a male co-worker in May. He allegedly made crude remarks and inappropriately touched her on multiple occasions.

What Behavior Constitutes Workplace Harassment

According to Megan, she had made a report to the store manager in June about these incidents. The store manager allegedly brushed her off, saying that is just how her co-worker is. Indicating to Megan, she would have to endure his gross advances and unwelcome touching.

Shortly after, Megan was transferred to another Sheetz location. According to her, she told the manager there as well about the sexual harassment she had endured. She was allegedly told it would be “handled.” However, Megan attests that the inappropriate behavior went on.

Megan alleges that she confided to two direct female supervisors as well. She reputes that one told her this co-worker made her uncomfortable, and the other told her he also touched her inappropriately and they reported him again, but to the Assistant Manager with the promise again that it would be “handled”, but it was out of her hands.

Following these complaints, Megan alleges the male co-worker was suspended for two (2) days, but when he returned he was placed on her shift. According to Megan, he continued to make crude remarks of a sexual nature, and subjected her to unwanted physical contact.

Allegedly, Megan reported this continued gross activity to management again, only to be told that if she didn’t want to work side by side with them, she would need to move to another store. According to Megan, she resigned her employment after it became clear to her that Sheetz would not act to prevent this co-worker from verbally and physically harassing her.

Megan attests that Sheetz’ refusal to take appropriate action to prevent sexual and physical harassment by a co-worker comprises a constructive discharge.

Full text of this complaint, as filed with District Court of Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: 2:18-cv-01428-MJH

Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC is an employment law firm with principal offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, serving all counties in Pennsylvania, focusing on employment law, business law, litigation, and civil issues. KM&A clients include employees, small businesses, parties in litigation, and people with a variety of legal issues.

For more information about this case, contact Attorney Sean Ruppert at 412-626-5550 or sr@lawkm.com.

NOTICE: All information contained in the statement comes from the Complaint which has been filed as a public record with the court. As dedicated civil rights attorneys, we strongly believe in the public value of telling our clients’ stories: violators can be held accountable, and other silent victims can feel empowered to stand up for their legal rights. Although we make every attempt to verify our clients’ claims, note that the defendant is expected to oppose our client’s position, and the court has not ruled one way or the other as of the date of this statement.

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