Fitness Chain to Settle $500,000 Suit

The Bay Club, an organization that manages gyms and other fitness centers, was recently ordered to pay $500,000 following a sexual harassment lawsuit. According to a press release by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the organization investigated  Bay Club, finding that one of its acquisitions, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, had allegations of sexual harassment against female employees.

The press release also states that managers at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club retaliated against female employees who spoke out about the harassment they experienced from both other employees and members of the club. In addition to the significant monetary settlement, the company must also take steps to prevent harassment in the future.

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