The father of a former teen employee at a Wendy's Restaurant sued the company, alleging his daughter, who started working at the restaurant in 2015 when she was 15, was sexually harassed and groped by a manager.
The father alleges the girl's manager "began making unwanted sexual advances toward her" in early 2016. He would ask her to come to his house for a "good time" and to "wear special panties." Further allegations are that in June 2016, the manager approached her from behind and fondled her against her will. When another manager learned of the incident, no effort was made to discipline or to report the offending manager.
The girl continued to work at the restaurant for several months, not knowing who to turn to as she endured the hostile work environment. She finally broke down and told her father, who immediately reported the incidents to the police.
The manager pled guilty to disorderly conduct and harassment. He was sentenced to one year of probation. Terrie Morgan-Besecker, "Lawsuit: Wendy's manager sexually harassed teenager," http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/lawsuit-wendy-s-manager-sexually-harassed-teenager-1.2312862) (Mar. 12, 2018).