Sexual Harassment and Retaliation at Crowley County Correctional Facility
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled a lawsuit against Dominion Correctional Services, LLC and Corrections Corporation of America for $1.3 million and remedial relief on behalf of 21 female former workers who were allegedly subjected to a sexually hostile work environment and retaliation at the Crowley County Correctional Facility, an all-male medium security prison in Olney Springs, Colorado. (From December 2000 until January 2003, Dominion operated the prison. In January 2003, CCA purchased and assumed the assets and liabilities of Dominion.) The EEOC charged that female employees at the prison were subjected to unwelcome sexual harassment that included male managers forcing them to perform sex acts in order to keep their jobs. The lawsuit also alleged that female employees who complained about the sexually hostile workplace were retaliated against. In the settlement, neither company admitted liability.
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|Corrections Corporation of America||$1,300,000|