Where was HR? Brazilian worker sues over office porn

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South America’s biggest beverage company, AmBev, will pay a worker $25,000 in damages after he took the company to court over a variety of highly inappropriate and blatantly sexual incidents which occurred between 2003 and 2004.

The worker was forced to attend “prostitute parties” as part of a manager’s incentive program. These parties happened at least 10 times over the two years and were reportedly intended as a reward for meeting sales goals.

He was also tied to a chair at work and made to watch pornography and a stripper perform in his office.

Brazil’s top labour court awarded the damages for the embarrassment and bullying the employee suffered. He was described as a married evangelical Christian.

In a statement this week, Ambev said "old cases" don't reflect the company's daily operations and it "preaches respect and values teamwork."


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