NEW YORK — A family dentist in Florida was sexually harassed while he was teaching at a hospital, according to a lawsuit.
The lawsuit filed Thursday by the family of one of the victims, who is also a mother of three, says a female employee of Dentistry at the Florida Hospital in Tallahassee made “repeated unwanted sexual advances” while Dentistry students were teaching.
The woman told the lawsuit that she left the dental office after being sexually harassed by the woman, who was later hired as a receptionist.
Dentistry is an industry that relies on women to fill in for men.
The Florida lawsuit says that the woman’s mother and grandmother also spoke out about the harassment at the hospital.
It says the woman was treated by the hospital and received medical care after leaving the dental offices.
The dentist was not named in the lawsuit.
The woman told NBC News she was told to “do my job” and that she was the only female in the dental staff.
She said she was not told to remove her bra or remove her clothing.
Dental staff at the dental facility are also being accused of harassing patients, according the lawsuit, which was filed by a group of women who work at the same dental facility.
In a statement, Dentistry said that it was reviewing the claims and will cooperate with the investigation.DENTISK REVIEWED, TALLAHASSEE HEALTH SAYS THE FEDERAL MEDICAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD AND ADULT MEDICINE WILL INVESTIGATE.
We have reached out to the Florida Department of Health for comment.
We will be working with all appropriate authorities in the state of Florida and with the Florida Attorney General’s Office to investigate this matter.
Dents is a leading provider of dentistry services for children and families in Florida.
The Florida-based nonprofit is known for its high-quality, high-pay, low-cost services, which include high-performing dental teams, specialized oral therapy, and pediatric dentures and implants.