August 5, 2019 / 9:21 PM / 13 days ago

EEOC moves to DQ country club's lawyer from sexual harassment case

(Reuters) -

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has asked a federal judge in California to disqualify a lawyer from representing a country club in a sexual harassment lawsuit because the company had tapped him to conduct an internal investigation into the claims.

The commission in a filing in federal court in San Diego on Friday said that Bay Club Fairbanks Ranch LLC’s general counsel, Mark Koorenny, will be deposed and called to testify if there is a trial in the 2018 lawsuit alleging rampant harassment of female employees, and that would interfere with his ethical obligations in representing the club in the case.

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