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Former employee sues Mayo Clinic, claims she was fired for reporting sexual assault

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Created: June 30, 2021 07:48 AM

A former Mayo Clinic employee is suing the Rochester-based healthcare company, claiming she was fired for reporting a sexual assault.

Yelena Ryabchuk was a housekeeper for Mayo Clinic and in October, she claimed a supervisor assaulted her at work, according to Hubbard Broadcasting sister station KAAL-TV.

The incident was reported to police and Mayo Clinic. 

After conducting its own investigation Mayo Clinic claimed Ryabchuk's allegations were false, but that's not why she was fired. 

Part of a statement from Mayo Clinic reads, "Mayo terminated Ms. Ryabchuk's employment in accordance with Mayo Clinic's workplace policies and the law, and following a thorough internal investigation. "

The law firm representing Ryabchuk says it's a clear violation of her rights. 


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