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Group of women sue Chick-Fil-A for sexual harassment

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CHULA VISTA (CBS 8) - Four women ranging in age from 18 to 40 say their supervisor repeatedly sexually harassed them at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Chula Vista over a period of two years.

Norma Duarte and her attorney Fernando Tafoya announced the filing of a civil suit against supervisor Gustavo Angulo, owner Mandy Melin and Chick-Fil-A, alleging misconduct against her and three other female employees over a two-year period.

"I think I have the right as any human being to work without harassment. I want justice for myself, and I want justice for my co-workers," Duarte said.

Among the alleged abuses contained in the complaint, sexual harassment, retaliation, failure to prevent sexual harassment and assault.

"Despite complaints to the owner and the headquarters of Chick-Fil-A, the women's complaints have been ignored at best, and the women have been accused of fabricating claims at worst," Tafoya said.

Tafoya says his clients also allege battery, negligent supervision, hiring and retention, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

"One women was forced to apologize to the manager-perpetrator after she was forcibly kissed and complained to the owner. Another was threatened when asked if she understood what it meant to be prosecuted under the penalty of perjury by a company attorney," Tafoya said.

News 8 tried to speak with Gustavo Angulo at his Chula Vista apartment, but no one answered the door.

As for Norma Duarte, she says she had to do something to stop the alleged stress she and her former co-workers have been feeling for quite some time.

"I want this to come to an end, and I don't want him continuing to harass other women in the future like myself," she said.

News 8 also asked to speak to Gustavo Angulo at the restaurant, but we were told he was not in. Tafoya told us he believed Angulo was still employed there.

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