EEOC Complaint received
September 23, 2003
JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) has been notified by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that Carol Kaylor, former MBC controller, has filed a charge of employment discrimination against the convention.
The notification letter noted that "no action is required" by the MBC at this time.
Kaylor told the EEOC that she "was subjected to unwelcome sexual harassment and a hostile environment" before her dismissal last April 15.
"During my employment I was subjected to sexual harassment and a hostile environment by a member of management," Kaylor said. "In December, 2002, I complained to Gene Foster (MBC human resources director). To the best of my knowledge nothing was done on my behalf. I complained on other occasions other than in December, 2002, and nothing was done.
Kaylor said she believes she has been discriminated against because of her sex and in retaliation for complaining of sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Pathway reported that Kaylor was dismissed after she was caught tampering with the MBC Executive Director David Clippard’s computer and email files while Clippard was away from his office.
MBC President Monte Shinkle appointed a committee to investigate the facts surrounding Kaylor’s dismissal. The committee concluded on April 10 – five days before Kaylor’s firing – that the termination was justified due to misconduct.