In one complaint, Gail Baker claims that she was treated in a condescending manner by Executive Director Ken Kleven, who allegedly frequently referred to women as “little missy,” “little girly,” and “kiddo.”
Baker claims that the Center for Mental Health pays female employees lower wages than men for the same position and that women were treated “less favorably in terms and conditions of their employment as compared to men.”
A second employee, Kara Jensen, filed a complaint alleging that she was subjected to sex discrimination.
According to the Great Falls Tribune, the center’s attorney, Rick Larson, “said the center maintains that it did not discriminate against Baker or Jensen. ‘The center has nothing to hide in regards to the charges.'”