A Stockton woman claims she was wrongfully terminated for complaining about a hostile work environment driven by sexual harrassment from her supervisor.
The woman says she did not complain about the environment for many years because she has kids to raise and feared losing her job. However, after stepping forward and speaking about the truth she was subsequently fired from her position.
The woman claims her supervisor at a dental clinic made sexual advances, going as far as to compare here clothes to undergarments. She said the office was full of sexual harassment, day after day, and that many other women who have worked at the establishment in the past have faced the same type of abuse.
The woman let the comments go at first, hoping that things would change, but soon found her supervisor making comments in front of both her and others working in the office at the time. After putting up with the abuse for an extended period of time, the woman, along with several other coworkers, complained to the human resources office of the clinic. She said the HR department did nothing about the complaint.
According to the woman, after she filed a complaint her workload began to increase. From there, her performance reviews, which were once well above average, began to take a turn for the worse.
She has filed a lawsuit claiming sexual harassment and wrongful termination due to the fact that nothing was done to solve the problem, despite the fact that multiple complaints against her supervisor were filed.
Anybody who feels he or she has been wrongfully terminated should contact an experienced attorney without delay. You may be able to receive compensation for back pay and lost wages. This is a serious issue that should be dealt with in the court of law.
Source: News 10, “Stockton woman says she was fired for reporting sexual harassment” Suzanne Phan, Jul. 19, 2013