Employees count on employers to keep the workplace free from harassment of all types. In the case of businesses that are part of a franchise, determining who is at fault when harassment occurs is something that can be complex. In a recent case, the California Supreme Court has drawn a line that let those involved in the case know exactly whom to hold responsible for the sexual harassment that allegedly occurred there.
The case has to do with the manager of a Domino's Pizza location sexually harassing a young employee. The sexual harassment claims have to do with a location that is a franchised location instead of a store that is controlled by Domino's Pizza LLC. In response to the allegation, a Domino's area leader instructed the owner of the location to fire the man who was being accused of sexual harassment in the workplace.