START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
908,251 people care about Women's Rights

Woman Sues Employer After “Mini-Skirt” Mondays

Woman Sues Employer After “Mini-Skirt” Mondays

 

Making the workplace a fun environment is something many companies strive to achieve. Summer and “causal” Fridays are some commonly used incentives to keep workers happy, but let’s just say some places take it way too far.

Take for example a company in Utah that gave their 44-year-old office manager, Trudy Nycole Anderson, a schedule outlining what she should wear each day of the week:

  • Mini-skirt Monday
  • Tube-top Tuesday
  • Wet T-shirt Wednesday
  • No bra Thursday
  • Bikini top Friday

This is not a tactic to make an employee happy or a workplace more fun — it’s sexual harassment. If that wasn’t enough for Anderson to sue her former employer, she also suffered repeated sexual harassment from her supervisor Derek Wright.

According to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court against Wright, he is accused of doing the following to Anderson:

  • Asking about her breast size and talking about her breasts in front of other employees
  • Asking her to show him her breasts
  • Inquiring about whether she shaved her pubic area
  • Slapping her buttocks at least twice
  • Asking her for oral sex on several occasions
  • Telling her they could shower together after he installed a shower in the office
  • Giving her a recipe for “sex cake”
  • Spraying a product around the office that he said was “meant to arouse women”

What’s more?  Wright gave Anderson a document stating she would agree to allow him to sexually harass her and told her she would lose her job if she didn’t sign the document.

Ultimately, after reporting the sexual harassment Anderson was fired in February 2011. She is now suing Wright for battery (remember the slaps to her buttocks), negligent infliction of emotional distress, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

This story is just so incredible. Who knows how long Anderson suffered this repeated sexual harassment and how many other women suffered under Dwight’s supervision. I sincerely hope justice for Anderson is served here and that the entire company is reviewed in case there are other offending supervisors.

Best of luck to you Anderson!

Related from Care2:

Women Now Losing Jobs As Men Gain Them

Italian Company Fires Women “So They Can Stay at Home”

Women Should Get Paid Less Because They Menstruate – CEO

Read more: , , , ,

Photo credit: Photo by mirimcfly used under a Creative Commons license.

quick poll

vote now!

Loading poll...

have you shared this story yet?

some of the best people we know are doing it

102 comments

+ add your own
3:23AM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

It's so outrageous that you can't make this up. It's intimidating when your boss acts like this, and tries to force a woman to this sort of thing. The subjugation to this sort of harassment is actually a form of abuse. Like many abuse victims, she was afraid.

Just because a boss pays me doesn't give him or her the right to harass me. If I am doing my job, that's what they pay me for. If I'm NOT performing up to par, then let me know. It's a shame that the male colleagues didn't chime in to help her. I'd have quit due to principal, and pushed it to the board.

3:42PM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

I can't believe she actually went through with it for some time. Damn I would have punched him!

11:23AM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

Rebecca S. Aug 11, 2011 6:20 PM. I say, the usual suspects!

2:18PM PDT on Aug 15, 2011

My only question is why it took so long for her take action against such obvious aggregious behavior?

2:06PM PDT on Aug 15, 2011

Sexual Harassment is no uncertain terms. Sue the SOB!

2:46AM PDT on Aug 15, 2011

If the allegations are true, this is so outrageous that I don't see how anyone could consider it to be anything other than a very serious situation meriting serious legal action.

1:52PM PDT on Aug 14, 2011

This really is outrageous.

10:02PM PDT on Aug 13, 2011

What a sick ****...hope he goes to jail and gets a taste of his own medicine!...if you know what I mean!

6:30AM PDT on Aug 12, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:56PM PDT on Aug 11, 2011

I need a shower just reading the crap that he's done!! What a disrespectful pig. I don't imagine this slob gets many dates. He's a disgrace to men!

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

ads keep care2 free

Recent Comments from Causes

Just because I didn't read the article doesn't mean I did read a comment or two. Steven Gregory D. "@Audrey…

Continued… While people's rightful shame objects to "meat flack" (or ridicules, pretends to not…

noted thnx for n this awesome story. I only wish to be somebody have money, and go…

meet our writers

Julie M. Rodriguez Julie M. Rodriguez is an arts, green living, and political writer based in San Mateo, CA. Her work... more
Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!
ads keep care2 free

more from causes

Animal Welfare

Causes Canada

Causes UK

Children

Civil Rights

Education

Endangered Wildlife

Environment & Wildlife

Global Development

Global Warming

Health Policy

Human Rights

LGBT rights

Politics

Real Food

Trailblazers For Good

Women's Rights




Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.