USA Today reported Tuesday that two female employees at Donald Trump‘s companies have alleged they were fired for complaining about sexual harassment at work. This data comes from a review of court records that are part of “an ongoing USA Today network review of more than 4,000 legal actions involving Trump and his companies.”
In a lawsuit against the Donald Trump National Golf course in Jupiter, Fla. filed last week, a former employee alleged that two weeks after reporting “persistent, unwelcome sexual advances” from her supervisor to Trump’s human resources department, she was fired. The woman, who supervised the course’s “Trump Kids Club,” filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Florida Commission on Human Relations.
In a second sexual harassment case against Trump’s International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, a female server at the hotel’s restaurant was reportedly fired two weeks after complaining to the general manager about a co-worker who was subjecting her to “unwanted and offensive touchings” and “offensive sexual material.” She also filed claims with the EEOC and Illinois Department of Human Rights.
Last week in an interview with USA Today‘s Kirsten Powers, Trump said that if someone treated his daughter Ivanka the way that Roger Ailes treated his female employees, he “would like to think she would find another career or find another company.” This conversation followed Trump’s support of Roger Ailes after Gretchen Carlson accused the former Fox News CEO of sexually harassing and firing her after she refused his advances.
According to USA Today‘s document dive, Trump companies have been defendants in two dozen lawsuits alleging discrimination based on gender, race, or age. However, it’s hard to imagine this news making much of a dent in Trump’s steamroll toward the White House, for this path is littered with rape allegations, praise for Saddam Hussein, and allegedly accidental anti-semitism.
(Via USA Today)