Two teenage girls from the US have sued their employer for negligence, claiming they were abused and forced to perform sex acts at a hotel by hotel staff who had no idea they were underage.
Key points:The lawsuit seeks damages for negligence and breach of contractThe suit claims that the hotel violated their rights under the Americans with Disabilities ActThe girls claim they were made to perform sexual acts on staff at the Blue Harbor Resort in Jamaica on at least two occasionsThe girls allege the hotel “did not consider the sexual nature of the activities” as they were being conducted in a private settingThe lawsuit was filed in New York federal court on Tuesday by the girls’ father, Robert Smith, and their mother, Barbara Smith.
It claims that on December 13, 2013, the hotel was notified of the incident and that hotel staff were contacted and that a medical examination had confirmed that the girls were not in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Acts (ADA).
The suit also alleges that on the same day the incident occurred, a security guard told the girls that they would not be able to enter the hotel and that they were not allowed to speak with staff at all.
The lawsuit claims that both of the girls have had problems with their health, and have been diagnosed with multiple illnesses, including cancer.
In a statement, Blue Harbor said it was “committed to providing our guests with the best possible service.
The hotel’s policies are designed to ensure that guests are comfortable and in compliance with ADA requirements, and are in full compliance with applicable state and federal laws.
We are aware of the allegations in the complaint and will fully cooperate with the court as we have throughout our relationship with the Plaintiffs.”ABC News has contacted Blue Harbor for comment.