BirchBay resort manager accused of teen harassment

Published on Thu, Oct 11, 2007 by ara Nelson

Read More News

Birch Bay resort manager accused of teen harassment

By Tara Nelson

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey-based resort company Wyndham Worldwide Corp., formerly known as Trendwest Resorts, after they allegedly failed to stop a male resort manager at their Birch Bay resort from sexually harassing teenaged employees there.

In a press release last week, the EEOC stated the manager of the resort at 4810 Beachcomber Drive repeatedly subjected teenage and young male workers to unwelcome touching of a sexual nature, commented about their physical appearance and placed them in sexually charged situations. The EEOC alleges that despite the company’s knowledge of the manager’s behavior, the company failed to take steps to stop the harassment.

A spokesperson for Wyndham’s corporate office said they would not comment on the pending litigation.

Wyndham Worldwide’s headquarters are in Parsippany, N.J. and employs more than 30,000 people world wide.