Seattle company to investigate sexual misconduct complaints

SEATTLE (AP) — Board members at Casa Latina, a decades-old organization founded to empower immigrant workers and provide job and educational opportunities, has announced it would investigate the handling of sexual harassment and assault allegations at the company. The Seattle Times reported that the board received complaints related to the allegations and workplace culture from current employees, former employees and members, or people who come to the organization for job referrals. Executive Director Marcos Martinez said several complaints were directed at one employee who recently left the organization. A petition was signed by employees calling for Martinez and other leaders to resign.