May 21, 2006

Caritas Chief Reprimanded for Harassment

Casper Star Tribune

Sunday, May 21, 2006

BOSTON - Cardinal Sean O'Malley has reprimanded the president of an archdiocese-run hospital system who is accused of kissing and touching four employees, according to a published report.

An investigation, however, determined that Robert M. Haddad, president of Caritas Christi Health Care System, should have been fired, The Boston Sunday Globe reported. Haddad is accused of sexually harassing four women in the second-largest health care system in New England.

The Boston Archdiocese acknowledged that O'Malley last week gave Haddad a "stern reprimand," a move endorsed by the health care system's board.

"Cardinal Sean took these allegations extremely seriously and sought to resolve them as expeditiously as possible, in a manner that is fair to all involved parities," the archdiocese said in a written statement to the newspaper.

Posted by kshaw at May 21, 2006 06:14 AM