A Baptist bishop in Buffalo, New York is under fire after multiple parishioners have complained that the parish administrator he instated has sexually harassed them. The bishop has done nothing to stop the harassment, yet the administrator continues to inappropriately touch female parishioners.
About Sexual Harassment
It is important that when unwelcome conduct crosses the line and becomes severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment to seek the advice from a lawyer. We can offer advice and help. Men and women both are guilty of sexual harassment. A harasser can be anyone. He or she can be a supervisor, coworker or even a non-employee of the company. Anyone affected by offensive conduct could be eligible for a claim, even if he or she is not a direct victim of sexual harassment.
Baptist Sexual Harassment Claims
Due to the lack of clergy in the area, Bishop Malone in Buffalo, NY appointed a laywoman as the parish administrator. This is a new model and a test case for the area. However, multiple female parishioners have come forward saying that the administrator touched them inappropriately.
“I went out of Mass at 4 o’clock, and she hugged me real tight and kissed me on the mouth,” said one female parishioner, adding that administrator held her body uncomfortably tight during the kiss.
Many others had a similar experience, however, the Bishop ignored their complaints. The victims said they reported the problems to five authority figures in the diocese. Yet, nothing has been done.
Free Legal Consultation
If you have experienced sexual harassment in any form in the workplace, you should contact a qualified complex litigation attorney as soon as possible. If the harassment has not stopped after making a formal complaint, consulting an attorney is your best option. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm will be able to provide further guidance. We can also help you file a claim and help you build a case that will end the harassment. We have over 20 years of helping victims. Our consultations are free. Contact us today.