Ty Hyderally maintains law offices in two states. He litigates various cases dealing with employment law in New Jersey and New York. Tayeb Hyderally pursued a career in employment law because of the diversity it represented. He has successfully litigated many cases and also speaks on these issues to keep employees and employers aware of their rights and responsibilities. The broad scope of employment law brings up cases such as this one in which the EEOC sued Arizona Logistics.
Arizona Logistics, Inc. and its management company were doing business as DSI Arizona. They agreed to pay a settlement in a sexual harassment case where five former employees were subjected to sexual harassment in the work place.
The Regional Director, Mark Berault subjected female employees to offensive sexual harassment. EEOC alleged that he had sexually assaulted some of the women involved in the case as well as engaged in indecent exposure, and unwelcome touching of said individuals. He had made sexually explicit remarks to them as well as showing them photos of his private parts. Although DSI Arizona was informed about the sexually hostile work place the company did not take prompt or effective action.
The EEOC filed the suit against the company after first trying to reach a settlement before beginning litigation. There was eventually a settlement that was reached which required DSI Arizona and Norlyn to pay compensation to the victims in the amount of $175,000. The company is prohibited from ever rehiring Mark Berault and must immediately investigate any other complaints of sexual harassment. As part of the settlement, DSI Arizona also agreed to provide adequate training for all managers or supervisors on how to conduct an investigation when there are sexual harassment allegations. The company must also create and post a zero tolerance policy stating that sexual harassment of employees will not be tolerated. They also had to provide a letter of regret to each of those who were victimized in this case.
EEOC Regional Attorney Mary J O’Neill stated about this case, “This was an outrageous case of sexual harassment involving a supervisor who preyed upon vulnerable female employees, subjecting them to some of the most extreme forms of sexual harassment. We hope this settlement sends a message to employers that the EEOC will act to ensure compliance with the law.”
The EEOC is the organization responsible for enforcing employment discrimination laws.