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Company Agrees to Settlement in Sexual Harassment Case

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis – A company that operates several fast food restaurants will pay $25,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by two women who formerly worked at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in St. Louis County.

The settlement with Morgan's Foods of Missouri was announced today by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission office in St. Louis.

The lawsuit claimed employees Ebony Banks and Tina Gaston faced unwanted sexual advances by an assistant manager and sexually explicit comments from a co-worker.

The lawsuit said Morgan's Foods retaliated against Banks by reducing her hours and removing her from the work schedule.

In addition to the financial settlement, Morgan's Foods agreed to provide sexual harassment training to all employees and managers.

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