Taking a Bite Out of Sexual Harassment: EEOC Sues Denture Provider

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued a national denture provider, Affordable Care, Inc., based on alleged sexual and racial harassment by an affiliated dentist.

According to the complaint, the Massachusetts dentist propositioned one of his employees for sex, spanked another repeatedly, referred to women as “whining bitches,” made racial slurs, and warned he had a relative who was a KKK member and could “take care of” anything the provider wanted.

The lawsuit also alleges that although the employees repeatedly complained to Affordable Care, the company did nothing to stop it, instead firing one of the complaining employees.

An EEOC attorney reminded employers, “All entities who function as employers, including affiliated entities with control over operations of others, cannot escape liability for their discriminatory actions.” That’s a thought to chew on.

Source: Kansas City Infozine

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