“My Boss Said Sue Me, So I Did”: Plus-Size Employee Gets Last Laugh On “Terrible Boss” With Major Lawsuit.
We’re hearing a lot about employees standing up for themselves and asking supervisors and bosses to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine. A narrative of how she was induced to sue her management and the firm because the supervisor harassed her. Read the entire story to know what occurred.
I was 19 when this happened. I’m a plus size girl who’s confident in my body. I’ve been working at the same big chain restaurant since I was 15 years old. It was my first job. (It’s what one would call higher end fast food).
When I went to college I transferred stores and began working at the same place in another city. Everything was going great for about a year until we got a new boss.
Immediately he singled me out and told me I needed to stop dressing the way I do because it was going to “lead to men harassing me” he would say this daily to me and also told me graphic stories of sexual assault he had witnessed at our workplace because of leggings.
One day I stood up to him and told him it’s not appropriate that he says this stuff especially given all the people under the age of 18 we worked with. Later into his first week he yelled at me for something minor and told me I should just quit because he’s going to find a way to get rid of me. So I did
He was transferred to another store and I came back under a new boss who was amazing and understood what the previous boss had done was wrong. I worked without incident for a month and then my original terrible boss came back.
Again he singled me out and tried to make me uncomfortable by telling me I was going to get harassed. This time I fought back. I told him straight up if he continued I would sue him and the company for doing nothing after I reported it. He laughed at me and said go ahead and that I would never get a dime from the company.
Cue malicious compliance, I quit on the spot that day and contacted a lawyer who advised me to file a complaint against the company with the EEOC for sexual harassment and retaliation. After a long year of waiting the company agreed to a mediation by an outside neutral party. I negotiated and was awarded 15K in damages. I’m not sure what happened to him but the company must be PISSED. He messed with the wrong pre law student