HR reps at Denver’s JCPenney are ‘doing their jobs’

Denver, Colorado — Hired by a major retailer, an HR rep for a large company has been accused of harassing female employees, according to a complaint filed with the Colorado Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).In a complaint made public on Wednesday, the EEOC alleges that JCPensney Human Resources violated Title VII of the Civil Rights…

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Denver, Colorado — Hired by a major retailer, an HR rep for a large company has been accused of harassing female employees, according to a complaint filed with the Colorado Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In a complaint made public on Wednesday, the EEOC alleges that JCPensney Human Resources violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it fired a female employee who worked for the retailer.

The complaint was filed by two women who worked as employees for the company.

Both of the women are former employees of JCPennney, which operates more than 250 stores in the Denver area.

The EEOC claims that JCC did not adequately investigate the complaint and did not discipline the HR rep.

“This is unacceptable behavior from HR reps.

It should be immediately terminated and brought to the attention of the company’s human resources department,” the EEAC said in a statement on Wednesday.JCPensny released a statement saying that it “has zero tolerance for discriminatory harassment or misconduct, and we take these allegations very seriously.”

The EEOC is looking into whether JCPenson violated its Title VII policy.

JCPenny says the complaint is “without merit,” and that it will vigorously defend itself.

The EEAC alleges that the HR representative used “verbal, physical, and/or nonverbal conduct” against the women.

The two women are seeking compensatory damages and punitive damages in excess of $1 million, according the EEO.