CRST hit with harassment lawsuit

| 9/28/2007

The Cedar Rapids, IA-based trucking firm CRST has been hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit, filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

According to the Des Moines Register, the suit claims female employees were subjected to sexual comments and unwelcome touching during team driver training when they were paired with men.

One plaintiff alleged she was told by a trainer that she would flunk her driving test unless she engaged in sex with him, the Register reported.

An attorney for CRST said the company denies the allegations.