Sexual Misconduct

EEOC sues Lakeshore Sport and Fitness, alleges workplace harassment

EEOC sues Lakeshore Sport and Fitness, alleges workplace harassment

Lincoln Park’s Lakeshore Sport and Fitness has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly failing to protect an employee from sexual harassment by a co-worker.

The EEOC filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Chicago federal court after first attempting to reach a settlement through a conciliation process, the agency said in a news release Thursday.

According to the agency’s investigation, the gym fired a female restaurant employee, Shelita Bridges, after she repeatedly complained about unwelcome comments and touching by a male supervisor. Another female restaurant employee, Shayleaf Alsberry, also allegedly was harassed.

“Lakeshore had the opportunity...

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