An "alarmingly high" number of high school students are reporting sexual advances from their adult bosses and other supervisors at some of the country’s best known fast food operations, according to an official of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
"It’s an incredibly serious problem," said Bill Cash of the EEOC in an interview to be broadcast tonight on the ABC News program "20/20."
"Employers that choose to use high school kids to work have a responsibility to protect these young people," Cash said. "We don’t want them to be fondled, we don’t want them to be raped."
According to ABC, Kati Moore of Orange County, CA claims a 24-year old supervisor at Starbucks made almost daily demands on her for sex, months after she began working as a 16-year old barista.
She said she would be summoned for sex via text messages, hundreds of them, including one that said, "I’d liked to f— tomorrow."
The young woman’s mother alerted prosecutors after she learned of the relationship. According to the ABC report, supervisors and managers at Starbuck’s knew what was happening and did nothing.
Time for a corporate statement.