NY nursing home to pay $250,000 in sexual harassment claim

A NY nursing home has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim filed by a former speech pathologist at the facility. Court records indicate that at least a dozen other women may have been involved. The employees alleged that they were subjected to propositioning and degrading comments. When the plaintiff complained to the administration, they responded by promoting her primary harasser to be her supervisor. The facility is also under investigation for nursing home abuse and neglect based on a recent Medicare and Medicaid survey that showed the facility was in “immediate jeopardy.”

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