Kathryn Carver, a former employee of MLS's Kansas City Wizards, is suing the team for "pervasive and regular" sexual harassment. Hey, someone's gotta put the perv in pervasive, am I right? Ladies? Hello?
Along with the ownership group, Carver has included executive vice president Greg Cotton and VP of marketing Robert Thomsen Jr as defendants. Among her allegations:
• Cotton and Thomson would review the Facebook and MySpace sites of prospective female employees to determine whether they were “hot enough” to be hired.
• Cotton allegedly said of one employee, “She is the dumbest person I have ever met, but she is worth keeping around for the scenery.”
• Male employees held “drafts” of young female employees with whom they would want to have sex. [Who would do such a thing? -Ed.]
• During a team-sponsored trip to Las Vegas, Thomson told Carver she was “hot,” complimented her physical attributes and said he wanted to have sex with her, she alleged.
So… wait. Is "nice tits" no longer an acceptable workplace compliment? Because I had NO IDEA all that stuff could get you sued. Looks like I'll be working from home for the next, oh, rest of my life.