Sexual Harassment Suit Against Planet Fitness

Below is the federal court complaint recently filed against PFIP LLC (doing business as Planet Fitness) and others. (News coverage here.)

The suit alleges that about one month after the start of plaintiff’s employment, her (unnamed) manager “began making continual inappropriate sexual comments and innuendos towards and around Plaintiff.” She alleges, for example, he told her that “I hired you with my penis, not with my brains” and that while holding her “captive” in a locked office, he unzipped his pants, grabbed plaintiff’s hand, and demanded (and received) a hand job, which plaintiff performed under duress. It further alleges that after subsequent similar events (including an alleged rape), plaintiff quit.

Plaintiff seeks recovery under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law.

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