Saratoga business owners are fed up with sexual harassment against female staff

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Imagine you’re already having a tough day at work. Lines are out the door and there’s barely any staff thanks to a national worker shortage. Then a random person decides to harass you for your number. Every. Single. Day.

“One time, a man came in and said, ‘Would it be too forward of me to ask you for a date.’ I didn’t really know what to say, because he was like 40-something and I was 22 at the time, but he could see by my attitude that I was, you know, uncomfortable. I told him I wasn’t interested, but he wrote me a letter, basically saying he was in love with me. The next day, after I read it, he came up to the register and said, ‘So was that too much?’ I was like ‘yeah.’ He still came in every day to just come in and look at me,” describes Grace Farone, a barista at Saratoga Coffee Traders.

“That man wrote in the letter and even admitted he was a convicted sex offender but…

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