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Teen Taco Bell Worker Says ‘Escalating’ Sex Harassment Ignored

Feb. 11, 2019, 5:46 PM

A 16-year-old employee says in a new lawsuit that managers at a Taco Bell in Kansas failed to respond adequately to her sexual harassment complaints.

The alleged abuse escalated as a result of the managers not having been properly trained on how to handle workplace harassment, the lawsuit alleges. The harassment culminated in “N.T.” being forcibly grabbed, kissed, and fondled under her clothing by another worker, the Feb. 8 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas says.

The lawsuit alleges that Taco Bell of America LLC and related companies have exhibited a pattern of condoning ...