Bradley attorney John Rodgers was quoted in Legal Newsline on the dismissal of a sexual harassment lawsuit against Autozone filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Judge Samuel H. Mays of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee agreed with Autozone’s argument that it was not liable because its human resources department took the right course of action after the complaint was first lodged.
“This case is a great example of why a proper investigation of a harassment complaint can prevent employer liability,” Rodgers explained. “If HR had not acted as promptly and appropriately as it did, then Autozone may have been held liable for sexual harassment. But because HR took prompt action reasonably designed to end the harassment, HR saved the day and helped prevent Autozone from being liable.”
The complete article appeared in Legal Newsline on August 15, 2016.