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Burger King To Pay NC Woman In Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Burger King Corp. will pay $85,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of a North Carolina woman who was harassed by her store manager.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Monday that Kathleen Joyner was sexually harassed by her general manager at a restaurant in Clemmons from about December 2006 to March 2007.
She was 18 at the time.

The lawsuit also said Joyner complained to her assistant managers, who failed to take action.

The settlement requires Burger King to provide anti-harassment
training to all managers and shift coordinators at the Clemmons
restaurant and at the Winston-Salem Burger King where Joyner's
general manager was transferred.

Restaurants also must review the anti-sexual harassment policy
with all new employees.


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