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Nursing company sued over groping patient

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A McMinnville based nursing company has been sued by a former employee who says the company did nothing to stop an 800-pound male client from groping nurses and demanding sexual favors.

The former employee filed a civil lawsuit against Nurse One/Team One that claimed the company required her to work as a home nurse with a patient who had repeatedly sexually groped and propositioned her and other nurses in his McMinnville home.

U.S. Federal Magistrate Bill Carter in Chattanooga had a private mediation with both parties on Tuesday.

According to court records obtained by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the woman is represented by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and is seeking back pay for herself and other female employees.

The newspaper reported the company could not be reached Tuesday for comment.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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