Lawsuit: US Cellular workers looked for nude pics

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March 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former employee alleges that workers at a U.S. Cellular store in Iowa routinely searched customers’ phones for naked pictures and showed them off to each other when they were found. Lisa Blazek alleges in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the company that employees at the store would scroll through photos on customers’ phones when they were brought in for service. She says employees often called her over to show off the photos, which included naked people and other pornographic images. Lawyers representing the company and employees being sued denied the allegations in a court filing.

Blazek alleges employees routinely talked about customers’ looks and sex lives and made crude remarks. She says she quit in 2010 after the harassment and retaliation became too much to take.