Former State Worker Fined For Mistreating Women

Sep 15, 2014

The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has finished its investigation into the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, fining a former assistant director on Monday for mistreating women.

Kenneth "Scott" King told female employees to wear short skirts and high heels to meetings in order to get what they want, according to a settlement agreement. He also allegedly told one female employee to show him her breasts and would point out which body parts of his female employees he and other male supervisors preferred.

King was fined $2,750 and given a public reprimand.

King did not admit those allegations. But he did not contest the charges, according to a settlement agreement. A call to King's attorney was not immediately returned.
 
Eight current or former Fish and Wildlife employees have been fined more than $21,000 since January. The commission hired a new commissioner in May.