Sufficient evidence was reportedly found to support that Indiana Civil Rights laws were violated at a LaPorte restaurant.
An investigation found that the female complainant was subjected to gender-based harassment while working at Colima Restaurant in LaPorte.
Witnesses reportedly told the Civil Rights Commission that the victim was harassed with offensive and inappropriate comments while the male employees were treated more favorably.
The victim told the ICRC that she spoke to the owners about the alleged harassment, but no corrective action was taken.
A public hearing will now be held before the ICRC to determine if a violation of the Indiana Civil Rights law did happen for action to be pursued. In order for the victim’s complaint to prevail, the victim must show that she experienced offensive comments or actions in the workplace, the comments or actions were severe or pervasive, and the restaurant failed to take corrective action.