ST. LOUIS, Mo. - the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against New Prime Trucking In.c saying they violated federal law when it failed to take adequate steps to prevent the sexual harassment of a female truck diver.
According to the lawsuit, Prime Inc. knew one of its independent contractor drivers, Eric Weekley, sexually harassed at least one female driver trainee.
Prime Inc. stopped using him as a trainee, but allowed him to continue driving by himself and to work as co-drivers with other employees.
Prime Inc. allowed Weekley to co-drive with another female driver without warning her about Weekley's past misconduct.
Weekley threatened this female driver if she reported his behavior of sexual harassment.
The EEOC's suit seeks monetary and injunctive relief for the female driver as well as injunctive relief to prevent future harassment of Prime employees.
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