Diocese of Long Island signs consent decree with the EEOC to settle sexual harassment lawsuit: Anglican Ink, May 30, 2013 May 30, 2013Posted by geoconger in Anglican Ink, The Episcopal Church.
Tags: Diocese of Long Island, EEOC, Grace Church Whitestone NY, sexual harassment
A Long Island Episcopal church has settled a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). On 22 May 2013 attorneys for the EEOC announced that Grace Episcopal Church in Whitestone New York will pay $192,500 to settle the lawsuit brought by a former church secretary and a sexton.
In addition to the damages to be paid to the two women, Grace Church and the Diocese of Long Island agreed to abide by a the three-year consent decree that prohibits the parish and diocese from engaging in sex harassment or retaliation. The diocese further agreed to distribute to all churches within the diocese with copies of revised policies on sexual harassment and employee/employer rights and duties under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Read it all in Anglican Ink.