Standard Register Is Under FireNovember 2009
YORK, PA—Standard Register disputes the claim that a female employee was driven out of her job because of sexual harassment, but the company must contend with a lawsuit that's been filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to the Dayton Daily News.
The suit contends that Penny Zink dealt with male co-workers who "repeatedly discriminated against and harassed her because of her sex," the paper said, quoting a commission statement. In addition to verbal insults, co-workers reportedly also failed to give her the needed assistance to work on a two-person machine and deprived her of information essential for the performance of her job. Zink was "forced to quit her job," the commission charges.
Dale McMichael, Standard Register's director of client relations, told the newspaper that his company denies the allegations in the lawsuit.