Jack Link’s to Pay $50,000 to Former Minnesota Employee
Jack Link's to Pay Former Employee Thousands for Sexual Harassment
Beef jerky maker Jack Link’s has agreed to pay $50,000 to a former Minnesota employee because her supervisor made repeated sexual advances toward her.
Minnesota officials say Wisconsin-based Jack Link’s knew of the harassment and, after initially disciplining the supervisor, gave him a promotion and the harassment continued.
Commissioner Kevin Lindsey of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights says the company originally took the right step in disciplining the supervisor, but it didn’t continue monitoring his actions.
But a spokesman for Jack’s Links claims the company immediately launched an investigation and took appropriate action by firing the supervisor.
The Star Tribune reports that Jack’s Links must hold sexual harassment training for managerial and supervisory employees in Minnesota.