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posted: 12/21/2012 8:33 AM

Ill. restaurant settles sexual harassment lawsuit

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A company that owns a KFC and Taco Bell restaurant in Mendota has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.

In a news release Thursday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it filed a lawsuit that alleged a store manager harassed female employees for more than a year. A federal judge and magistrate judge entered a consent decree to resolve the case.

The EEOC says the money is to go to 12 victims. Also, the company that owns the restaurant, Mendota Restaurants, Inc., must pay money to 12 victims.

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