Credle Enterprises, LLC will pay $340,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Credle Enterprises operates three McDonald’s franchises in Muleshoe, Hereford and Littlefield.
According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, eight women who worked for the company were subjected to sexual harassment.
Four women who worked at the Muleshoe location were named in the lawsuit.
According to court documents two male employees, including the general manager, subjected the female employees to physical touching, sexual jokes and the display of pornographic images.
Reports say that Credle knew about the harassment but did not take the proper steps to prevent it from continuing.