NEW YORK (
agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused the video rental retailer of subjecting temporary female employees to sexual harassment, retaliating against them for resisting sexual advances and discriminating against Hispanic temporary workers.
According to the lawsuit, the events occurred between 2004 and 2005 in a Gaithersburg, Md., distribution center.
Blockbuster was bought out of bankruptcy by
earlier this year, while the case was pending. The suit was filed against Blockbuster Inc., not against the assets that were acquired by Dish Network.
Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York.
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