The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Dallas-based physician-services firm EmCare seeking back pay and future wages for an executive assistant who was fired allegedly for complaining about sexually harassing comments made by a division CEO.
EEOC files suit against Dallas doc-services group
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Dallas, alleges that an unnamed division CEO made sexual jokes and derogatory comments about women and their bodies in front of executive assistant Gloria Stokes, who said she could not complain to her human-resources department because "they did not want employees coming to them with complaints."
When Stokes confronted the division CEO directly, the complaint says, she was fired in retaliation. The complaint also says two other unnamed EmCare employees who earlier complained about the division CEO's sexual comments were terminated after alerting human resources to the conduct.
EmCare spokesman Ron Cunningham could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
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