Vic Walter, Angela Hill and Brian Ross report at ABC News that an “alarmingly high” number of high school students are reporting sexual advances from their adult bosses and other supervisors at some of the country’s best known fast food operations, according to an official of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“It’s an incredibly serious problem,” said Bill Cash of the EEOC in an interview to be broadcast tonight on the ABC News program “20/20.”
“Employers that choose to use high school kids to work have a responsibility to protect these young people,” Cash said. “We don’t want them to be fondled, we don’t want them to be raped.”
The issue is being raised in a number of lawsuits, including cases now pending in California against Starbucks and a McDonald’s franchise owner.
Watch the video at: Trouble Brewing at Starbucks.