Sexual harassment charges

The importer and promoter in the United States of the German liqueur Jagermeister is being sued for allegedly sexually harassing workers, including more than 100 promotional models known as "Jagerettes".

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit on their behalf in federal court against the Sidney Frank Importing Company and Allstate Promotions Co, national importers of the licorice-flavoured drink.

The women were made to wear revealing costumes and go to bars around the US unescorted, the lawsuit alleged. In one case, they were the guests of honour for a "lingerie and strip show". The suit seeks back pay, as well as compensatory and punitive damages. AP - New York