Why the gym is getting hit with a record-breaking lawsuit


A group of former and current employees at the St. Paul, Minnesota gym that has become the center of a class-action lawsuit over alleged sexual harassment has reached an undisclosed settlement with the city, the Strib reports.

In its suit, the plaintiffs alleged that employees at St. Patrick Gym “used their positions to sexually harass, stalk and humiliate Plaintiffs, resulting in their leaving the gym in 2013.”

According to the suit, St. Paddy’s Gym has been cited for violations of various state and federal laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which bars sex discrimination on the basis of sex.

The lawsuit claims the city violated its fiduciary duty to the plaintiffs and its legal duty to protect them from sexual harassment.

In a statement, St Patrick Gym said, “We respect the law and are committed to addressing these issues through the proper resolution process.”

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