Washington, Aug 18 : Former students and employees of a beauty school in Montana have filed a lawsuit against the institution for sexual harassment that included pubic waxing as part of the curriculum.
According to the lawsuit filed on August 14, students paid nearly 10,000 dollars for instruction at Dahl's College of Beauty in Great Falls and were subjected to instructors who were "sleeping, surfing the Internet, conducting business, failing to properly teach the curriculum, and improperly delegating their teaching and supervision duties to unqualified, unlicensed students."
The lawsuit, which was filed at the United States District Court for the District of Montana, states, during the course of study, students were subjected to harassment by a instructor who was promoted to director, ABC News reported.
The suit alleges the instructor's unwelcomed conduct includes "publicly exposing her genitals, exposing her buttocks and requesting that students examine a boil to see if it could be extracted, and requiring students to wax her pubic hair."
A student's trimmers and wax stick was used to wax an instructor's pubic hair, which was then used to give hair cuts to customers.
"None of this conduct was a legitimate part of the curriculum.," the suit continues.
The students accuse the beauty school of deliberate indifference to the harassment by allegedly failing to correct or otherwise remedy the harassment, failing to establish any complaint procedure whereby students could obtain redress for discriminatory behavior" and by "termininating the students in retaliation for complaining about the offending behavior."
The lawsuit filed on behalf of 17 former students and employees allege breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and unjust enrichment. (ANI)