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Federal worker with GSA files sexual harassment lawsuit

On Behalf of | Sep 10, 2019 | Employee Discrimination

A federal worker with the General Services Administration (GSA) has filed a sexual harassment suit against her employer. In this situation, the woman is not able to directly sue her supervisor, whom she has accused of harassment. Instead, she must file the suit against the agency.

As a result, the woman has filed the lawsuit against the GSA. The woman is seeking at least $300,000 in damages.

What were the allegations?

The worker first complained of harassment in 2017. At that time, she filed an official complaint with the labor relations board. The woman then amended the complaint in 2018 to include additional claims.

According to the suit, her supervisor, an associate administrator, created “a pervasive and sexually hostile work environment.” She goes on to provide evidence of the accused making lewd comments about women’s appearances and documents instances of inappropriate touching.

What happened after the woman filed her complaint with management?

According to the federal employee, nothing happened. In the least, she states she expected the agency to honor her request for a transfer to a different office. Instead, she says the management failed to take her allegations seriously and did not conduct a “prompt investigation.”

The worker states she suffered from stress, anxiety and economic damages as, in addition to the harassment, her employer began to disparage her professional reputation within the workplace. She states the attack on her position within the workforce began after he became aware of her formal complaint. As a result, she moved forward with a lawsuit against the GSA.


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