Nonprofit Strikes Deal In EEOC Sex Harassment Probe

A South Dakota social services agency has agreed to pay $320,000 after an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation found that the organization failed to stop its executive director from sexually harassing co-workers, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports.

The EEOC found that the Black Hills Area Agency on Aging didn't do enough to stop its executive director from having an affair with a subordinate.

The investigation also found that the agency failed to report the affair to the state's Department of Social Services, the agency's inspector general, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to the New York Daily News.

The investigation was prompted by a complaint from a woman who said she had been harassed by the agency's executive director for two years, according to the EEOC's report.

The agency agreed to pay $320,000, plus interest, as part of a settlement.

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