NEW YORK - August 29 - The American Civil Liberties Union today settled a sexual
harassment and wage and hour violation case brought in federal district court on
behalf of four Latina employees of the Broadway Plaza Hotel.
"We are pleased to announce a settlement that satisfies all parties," Claudia
Flores, a staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, said.
The plaintiffs, housekeepers at the Broadway Plaza Hotel, alleged sexual
harassment by a hotel manager, including sexually offensive behavior and
language. In addition, the women complained that the hotel did not comply with
federal and state wage and hour laws.
In the settlement agreement, the Broadway Plaza Hotel does not acknowledge
any wrongdoing. Additionally, details of the settlement will remain
The complaint was filed against the Broadway Plaza Hotel on behalf of Juana
Sierra Trejo, Gabriela Flores Viegas, Carmen Calixto Rodriquez and Lucero Santes
Vazquez. Counsel for plaintiffs are Lenora Lapidus and Flores of the ACLU
Women’s Rights Project, and David Barrett and Eric Brenner, of Boies, Schiller
& Flexner, LLP.
The ACLU complaint is online at: