Bosses’ sexual harassment of teenagers

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From ABC in the USA:

16-Year-Old Starbucks Barista Sues Over ‘Sex Demands’ at Work

‘Alarmingly High’ Number of Teens Claim Adult Bosses Make Sexual Advances


Jan. 22, 2010

An “alarmingly high” number of high school students are reporting sexual advances from their adult bosses and other supervisors at some of the country’s best known fast food operations, according to an official of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Investigation uncovers young women getting harassed by store managers

“It’s an incredibly serious problem,” said Bill Cash of the EEOC in an interview to be broadcast tonight on the ABC News program “20/20.”

“Employers that choose to use high school kids to work have a responsibility to protect these young people,” Cash said. “We don’t want them to be fondled, we don’t want them to be raped.”

Watch “20/20” tonight at 10 p.m. for the full report.

The issue is being raised in a number of lawsuits, including cases now pending in California against Starbucks and a McDonald’s franchise owner.

Kati Moore of Orange County, CA claims a 24-year old supervisor at Starbucks made almost daily demands on her for sex when she was working as a 16-year old barista.

“I felt like I didn’t have a choice,” Moore, now 19, told ABC News.”I was ashamed and embarrassed. And I felt like he had complete control over my job… he knew all this stuff about my family and my friends and my school.”

She says the supervisor would summon her for sex in hundreds of text messages, including one that said, “I’d liked to f— tomorrow.”

“It was an everyday, numerous times a day occurrence,” Moore said. “And I just saw it and did what I had to do.”

She says other Starbucks supervisors and managers knew what was happening but did nothing to stop the illicit relationship.

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