By Associated Press - Friday, November 2, 2018

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) - An eastern Nebraska restaurant faces accusations that it allowed a supervisor and workers to sexually harass a teenage female employee.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Thursday against El Vallarta, a Mexican restaurant in Gretna.

The lawsuit says the teen was subjected to repeated, inappropriate comments about her body when she worked at the restaurant between 2016 and 2017. It alleges the manager, Hector Barron, knew about the harassment and grabbed the teenager’s buttocks at work.

The agency alleges that when the teen reported Barron’s conduct, he showed up unannounced at her home several times and tried to confront her.

A man who answered the restaurant’s phone said he was busy and asked a reporter to call back later.



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