Background Checks, Other Campus Reforms Included In Settlement Over USC Gynecologist

By February 13, 2019 News No Comments

The case involves hundreds of students and alumni who have accused Dr. George Tyndall of committing sexual or inappropriate conduct during physical exams. Beyond the monetary damages in the settlement, USC will have to agree to conduct background checks that delve into prior history of sexual harassment, improve employee training, and bolster staffing so that female students always have the option of seeing a female doctor. The university will also be asked to create a position for “an independent women’s health advocate” to ensure complaints about improper sexual or racial conduct are investigated. Meanwhile, six male graduates have filed a lawsuit against another USC doctor.