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Sun Jan 31, 2021, 01:02 PM

Boulevard leaders knew of sexual harassment but didn't stop it. 'They were all aware'

By the time she called Kansas City police to report sexual assaults, Hannah McEldowney felt she had exhausted her options at Boulevard Brewing Company.

She had already gone to human resources four or five times to complain about a male coworker who showered her with old Boulevard memorabilia, beers and his own T-shirt he asked her to wear to bed.

As he texted her incessantly, McEldowney grew increasingly uncomfortable with the man, a mainstay of the operation since its earliest days. To many of the women at Boulevard, he was widely known for trying to pursue inappropriate relationships with young women.

Over the course of 2018, she said he sexually assaulted her twice. And she reported him to the company.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article248877119.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 01:45 PM

1. Is there a problem ....?

Male employees at a craft beer brewery treat females like the work place was their own private Hooter's club.

Boys will be boys,... unwanted sexual harassment is just casual flirtations and having fun.

Toxic masculinity at its finest.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 02:06 PM

2. Thanks for posting the link.

The article was thorough and enlightening about what happens when a small company goes big without taking HR and employees seriously.

I wonder how many craft breweries are taking a look at their own operations.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 02:11 PM

3. You're welcome.

It appears that the brewery had pervasive abuse occurring. I hope that they get hit with punitive damages if any of the cases make it court.

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