by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs
On October 1, 2007, EEOC announced that United Healthcare of Florida would pay $1.8 million to settle a same-sex harassment and retaliation lawsuit charging the male former regional vice president of key accounts subjected a male former top senior account officer to repeated verbal sexual harassment. The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division, alleged the senior account executive had complained several times to upper management. The company retaliated against him by subjecting him to discipline and denying him stock options and commissions.
October 22, 2007