Macon-based company agrees to $16,000 settlement in federal sexual harassment lawsuit

awomack@macon.comJune 18, 2013 

A Macon-based custodial company has agreed to a $16,000 settlement with a former employee who filed a federal sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit in 2011.

Home Companions Plus Inc., which also is known as Angels at Home, provides custodial and personal care services. The lawsuit, filed in conjunction with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleged the company’s CEO subjected a female office manager to repeated “crude comments of a sexual nature” and “unwanted physical contact,” according to a news release issued by the EEOC.

When the employee complained, she was fired. The company has denied any liability or wrongdoing, according to the release.

In addition to monetary relief, a consent decree in the case requires the company to post anti-discrimination notices and provide employee training, according to the release.

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