In an amended complaint, the plaintiff, a Walmart Stores employee, alleged that her direct supervisor slid a cell phone camera under her closed and locked bathroom stall and videotaped the plaintiff without her knowledge or consent. The employee then posted the eight-second video with a demeaning caption. After the plaintiff reported this to the store’s upper management, they directed the defendant to delete the video from social media.
The plaintiff alleged that the actions of the supervisor “were of a sexually demeaning nature,” “were of a sexual nature,” and her “prurient intent to photograph the plaintiff while she was using the bathroom.” The plaintiff also alleged that the store knew that the employee was prone to engaging in highly inappropriate, humiliating, and hostile conduct based on a prior incident six months earlier. The plaintiff alleged negligent supervision and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment which was granted on the following counts: that the plaintiff endured a hostile work environment on the basis of her sex; negligent supervision; and for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
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Source: Oliver v. Wal-Mart Stores East, LP, 2018 WL 3118512 (Conn. Super. Ct. June 5, 2018)
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