Spotlight on: Campus Safety Conference 2019


The Campus Safety Conference is a 2-day intense conference for administrators and public safety officials, security and law enforcement executives from all over the country looking for solutions to campus safety, security, emergency management and technology challenges.
Close

Workers at Ariz. Mental Hospital Guilty of “Severe” Harassment

A former Arizona State Mental Hospital security officer was subject to a hostile work environment and eventually paid $300,000 in a settlement with the state.

A female employee at the Arizona State Mental Hospital was severely and pervasively harassed, and later retaliated against for reporting the harassment.

The victim, who was a security officer at the Arizona State Hospital, filed a lawsuit in 2011 that awarded her over $300,000, according to abc15.com. The settlement came after the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, found the woman was subjected to a work environment including “offensive sexual remarks, sexual messages, pornographic text videos and aggressive physical contacts and gestures,” according to court documents.

The EEOC also found that the hospital retaliated against the victim for complaining by unfairly disciplining her, suspending her, giving her undesirable work assignments and eventually firing her, records show.

Some hospital employees responsible for investigating harassment were also implicated in the decision. Several faculty members, including the health department’s lead attorney, have been placed on administrative leave.

Read More Articles Like This… With A FREE Subscription

Campus Safety magazine is another great resource for public safety, security and emergency management professionals. It covers all aspects of campus safety, including access control, video surveillance, mass notification and security staff practices. Whether you work in K-12, higher ed, a hospital or corporation, Campus Safety magazine is here to help you do your job better!

Get your free subscription today!


Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety HQ