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EEOC v. Dial

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Sexual harassment case against Dial will proceed after Chicago federal court denies company's motion for summary judgement Aug. 9. Lawsuit filed in May 1999 by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges approximately 90 female workers at Dial's Aurora, Ill. manufacturing facility were exposed to verbal abuse, pornography and assault while the company's response was "malicious, reckless and ineffective." Dial's liability in the case could exceed $25 mil., according to EEOC. Dial maintains, "There is no finding in this decision that Dial violated the law in any manner"

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