JW Marriott Sued by EEOC

January 4, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The JW Marriott is being sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over allegations it allowed a male supervisor to physically and verbally harass his female employees for years.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the lawsuit claims a local JW Marriott manager created a hostile and abusive work environment by forcing female employees to touch him inappropriately and by groping them. The manager was fired in December 2007 and had worked at the hotel since at least 2003.  

According to the news report, the complaint said the resort failed to stop the manager’s alleged harassment after employees complained about his behavior. The EEOC seeks compensation for the affected employees and a permanent injunction to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination at the resort.  

Officials at the JW Marriott declined to comment to the newspaper.