Dentist settles sex harassment lawsuit
A Chicago dentist was recently sued by the EEOC. According to the EEOC, the dentist sexually propositioned female employees, touched them in an unwelcome manner and required them, as part of their job, to attend Scientology seminars. To read more about this case click here.
As part of the settlement, the doctor agreed to pay $425,000. In addition to the $425K, the doctor will also have to pay an independent outside entity (probably a lawyer or former HR Director) to receive and investigate complaints of sex harassment and religious discrimination for the next three years.
Doc, I hope you had employment practices coverage because you are gonna have to fill a lot of teeth to come up with $425K. If your lawyer hasn’t told you already, stick to the practice of dentistry and keep the other stuff outside of work.