Car Dealer Accused of Sexual Harassment against Men

October 4, 2010 ( – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a harassment lawsuit against a Phoenix Honda dealership over allegations of a hostile work environment for male employees.

An EEOC news release said its lawsuit against Arrowhead Honda alleged that the dealership’s male general sales manager repeatedly sexually harassed male workers by improperly touching them in the groin area and making sexual gestures.  According to the EEOC, Arrowhead Honda failed to address the harassment even though management knew about it.

“In 1998, the Supreme Court recognized that harassment is unlawful regardless of the gender of the victim or the harasser,” said Mary Jo O’Neill, Regional Attorney for the EEOC’s Phoenix District Office, in the news release. “Because over the past decade sex harassment charges filed by men have increased, employers must be ever diligent in protecting all their employees from sexual harassment.”