A view of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah. Photo by Andrey Zharkikh

Ute Tribe won't comment on allegations of sexual harassment against supervisor

Two employees of the Ute Tribe were suspended after they complained about being sexually harassed by their supervisor, UB Media reports.

The women first went to the human resources department to complain about Keno Tapoof, their supervisor at the UTERO, the tribe's employment rights office. They were then told to go to the tribal council, UB Media reports.

But instead of addressing the complaints about Keno Tapoof, the council suspended the women without pay. The tribe also hired a law firm -- to help defend the accused supervisor, UB Media reports.

UB Media asked Vice Chairman Tony Small for comment but he said the tribe had none. An attorney from the tribe's law firm also did not respond to a request for comment.

The tribe is based on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah.

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