A former Police Department communications supervisor from Zachary has been awarded $45,000 from a federal court jury in her sexual harassment lawsuit against the former Assistant Police Chief.
According to her testimony, the assistant chief asked her to have a relationship with him in December 2005 and again in July 2006. After her second refusal, the man began complaining about her job performance even though he recommended her for a permanent position prior to the second incident.
After both the communications supervisor and the assistant police chief were asked to take a polygraph test, termination proceedings were initiated against the assistant chief.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcomed sexual advances in the workplace that affect an employee’s ability to do his or her job. If you or someone you care about has been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, contact the Louthian Law Firm today at 1-866-410-5656 or online for a free consultation.