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Employee says she was fired for filing sexual harassment claim

A former Disney employee has taken legal action against the company due to what she believes was an unfair termination of her employment. She claims she experienced sexual harassment while working as a chef at one of the restaurants at the Florida theme park, and the company fired her in retaliation after she filed a complaint. In her lawsuit, she says she was subjected to inappropriate touching, crude jokes and harassment from the chef who directly supervised her.

The lawsuit specifically alleged inappropriate touching that occurred during the training period. IT is claimed that the chef approached her from behind and showed her how to do a specific task by reaching his arms around her. After seeing she was uncomfortable, he purportedly assured her he would not sexually assault her. After she complained of the inappropriate treatment, Disney moved the chef to a different position so that he would not be working with the woman. 

Leading up to when she filed the complaint, the claimant says her job performance was satisfactory, and managers were pleased with her job performance. After she filed the claim, however, she says managers retaliated against her, and she was eventually fired. The claim says the managers become hostile against her, and false work records were used as justification for her firing.

Sexual harassment is unacceptable in any type of Florida workplace. If an employee experiences this type of treatment or experiences retaliation after filing a claim, it is appropriate to move forward with a civil claim against the employer. Victims have the right to speak up and seek justice for any illegal and inappropriate treatment they've experienced while at work.

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