Desert Canyon Golf Club Fired Whistle-Blower in Sexual Harassment Case, EEOC Says in Federal Complaint
|An employee at the Steakhouse at Desert Canyon Golf Club was fired last year for complaining that another worker harassing women, says the EEOC.|
A kitchen manager at Desert Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills was fired -- twice -- because he complained that female workers were being sexually harassed, says a federal complaint.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit (see below) yesterday, demanding that the club's parent company, Golf International, stop illegally retaliating against whistle-blowers and pay the fired worker for his troubles.
Jeffrey White worked in the club's eatery, the Steakhouse at Desert Canyon, from April to October 5 of 2009, when he filed a written complaint to his bosses that a cook was harassing women.
White apparently didn't know the club had a "don't-mess-with-our-eye-candy" rule.
Karl Boettcher, general manager of the club, told him the very next day that he was fired, the suit states.
In February of 2010, Boettcher hired White as kitchen manager -- then fired him three weeks later. When the man applied at another restaurant, he was told that his references didn't check out, leading him to believe Desert Canyon had given him a bad review.
It sounds like there's enough evidence for a hole-in-one.