Jefferson City DoubleTree Hotel Ordered to Pay Damages in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

The DoubleTree Hotel in Jefferson City is being ordered to pay $45,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.

According to a news release yesterday (Tuesday) the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission made the ruling and said a hotel operator violated federal law by allowing a male room inspector to sexually harass a female housekeeper.

The agency said the man regularly made offensive sexual comments and engaged in unwanted physical contact with the housekeeper.