U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Sex harassment alleged at L.A. call center for Verizon, DirectTV

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a Los Angeles call center for failing to stop what it describes as widespread sexual harassment of male and female workers by company supervisors. A complaint filed Wednesday against VXI Global Solutions, a call center provider for companies including Verizon and DirecTV, described a hostile environment in which workers were repeatedly subjected to unsolicited sexual advances, and punished for complaining. A statement released by VXI late Wednesday denied the allegations, saying: "We do not tolerate sexual harassment and provide training in sexual harassment prevention." According to the EEOC, several...