According to Allentown Morning Call, a local chiropractor is facing claims of sexual harassment by two former employees who claim he groped them and made sexually suggestive comments. The woman claim the chiropractor retaliated after they complained.
Paul Basile, 54, is a named as one of the defendants in the sexual harassment lawsuit brought on by Christine Gensey and Rosangela Doyle. Gensey worked as an office administrator, while Doyle as a chiropractic assistant. Both women worked at Valley Wellness and Chiropractic, which Basile co-owns with his wife.
Basile’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit on ground that the federal courts do not have authority to hear the case. The women filed in U.S. District Court in Allentown. A U.S. District Judge Petrese B. Tucker denied the defense’s motion.
Doyle claims her former boss made comments about her figure and placed his crotch against her hand as he was giving her a chiropractic adjustment. A third employee, Corinna Kline, complained to the plaintiffs that Basile allegedly harassed her. Doyle and Gensey complained on Kline’s behalf and Basile retaliated against them.
Basile’s complaints provides no details of sexual harassment other than Basile’s conduct created a hostile work environment and negatively impacted her earning capacity. The women complained to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the agency gave them permission to sue.