A Lehigh University doctor was suspended amid allegations of sexual misconduct, according to a May 31, 2019 report by 69News. It was reported that a federal lawsuit alleges that the doctor “gave inappropriate breast exams and made lewd comments about students and staff. The school said [the doctor] was suspended and restricted from campus, effective immediately, as officials conduct an investigation into the allegations.” Lehigh University said in a statement, “We take seriously any allegations of harassment, and are committed to creating an environment that is safe and welcoming,” The former health center employee who filed the lawsuit alleged that she was fired for reporting the doctor’s repeated sexual misconduct and behavior. The Morning Call reported, that the former medical assistant who filed the lawsuit, worked at “Lehigh from 2008 until she was fired in May 2017, said she also complained [the doctor] was inappropriately performing breast exams on students and had to be reminded to wear gloves during pelvic exams, ‘because he would attempt to proceed without them as per protocol,’ the suit alleges.”
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