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BAMAPHIN 22
03-04-2010, 02:24 PM
During more than two years as a food runner at an upscale steakhouse in Scottsdale, Arizona, Pilkington says his male supervisor groped, fondled and otherwise sexually harassed him more than a dozen times.

"It was very embarrassing," Pilkington said. "I felt like I had to do something because the situation was just so bad."

Now Pilkington, a married father of two, is the star witness in a U.S. federal lawsuit against Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and one of a growing number of American men claiming they are victims of sexual harassment in the workplace.

From 1990 to 2009, the percentage of sexual harassment claims filed by men has doubled from 8 percent to 16 percent, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Lawyers at the commission say they've noticed the increase in complaints by men - more than 2,000 were filed in 2009 out of about 12,700 cases.

"It's certainly possible that there's more sexual harassment of men going on, but it could just be that more men are coming forward and complaining about it," said Ernest Haffner, an attorney in the commission's Office of Legal Counsel.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/04/national/main6265797.shtml?tag=stack

Bumpus
03-04-2010, 05:53 PM
Hmmm ... Pursuing a lawsuit is probably the smartest thing for him to do, but I'd have decked the SOB!

SpurzN703
03-04-2010, 06:05 PM
No way in hell I'd stay at a job where a male boss tried to sexually do anything with me

Troysif
03-04-2010, 07:59 PM
No way in hell I'd stay at a job where a male boss tried to sexually do anything with me
Exactly!!