Former Employees Suing Shipley Do-Nuts Over Alleged Sexual Harassment, Racial Discrimination
Style Magazine Newswire | 3/9/2018, 10:05 a.m.
Harris County court documents show at least three women, all former employees, claim sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against the Houston-based pastry chain company’s, Shipley Do-Nuts, co-owner, Lawrence Shipley III. The women are accusing Shipley of inappropriately touching their rear ends while hugging them and staring at their body parts. All this is alleged to have gone down before they were fired in December of 2016. The suit also alleges a warehouse supervisor, Christopher Halsey, touched a female employee on her hip and lower back. The women are seeking more than $1,000,000. Shipley's released a statement denying the allegations that read in part: "The erroneous claims by these former employees named in this lawsuit are unfounded. This is nothing more than a retaliation lawsuit against Shipley Do-Nuts and Lawrence Shipley, III for their termination in December of 2016, and is linked with ongoing litigation in which Shipley Do-Nut Flour and Supply, Co. was defrauded out of over one million dollars.”