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Dallas doctors’ service to pay for CEO’s harassment

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Dallas-based physician outsourcing group EmCare will pay dearly for its CEO’s raunchy behavior. Following a jury verdict awarding $499,000 to three former employees for sexual harassment, the federal judge in charge of the case has ordered the firm to pay an additional $183,000 in attorneys’ fees to the lead plaintiff in the case.

The jury heard how the CEO created a pervasive hostile work environment by regularly telling lewd jokes and making sexually suggestive comments.

His executive assistant filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. Two other employees who backed up the assistant were fired in retaliation.

In 2014, a federal jury awarded the executive assistant $250,000, one of her co-plaintiffs received $167,000 and the other received $82,000.

In addition to the attorneys’ fees, the court order requires EmCare to stop all harassing behavior and to report any sexual harassment charges filed against the company in the next two years directly to the EEOC.

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