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Lowe’s pays $1.7 million settlement in EEOC case


New York City The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission has announced a $1.7 million settlement in a sexual harassment case against Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse.

The deal resolves a lawsuit on behalf of three workers at a Lowe's outlet in Longview, Wash.

One, age 21, claimed she was sexually assaulted by the 44-year-old store manager in his office. The other two, men in their 20s, joined the woman in claiming they endured six months of physical and verbal abuse. All three wound up being fired.

Besides awarding them more than $1.7 million in damages, the three-year consent decree requires Lowe's to provide anti-discrimination training to all employees in Washington and Oregon.

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