Thursday, October 15, 2009

$200,000 Settlement for Sexual Harassment Suit in Fire Station

Julie LaBlanc found a porn magazine in the possession of her child which led to a sexual harassment lawsuit against the San Jose Fire Department.

LaBlanc reportedly filed a complaint to the department after finding stacks of pornographic magazines in the firehouse where she was working.

After filing the charges, she stated that she became the subject of sexual harassment which greatly affected her work.

The city now offers her $200,000 after arbitration took place.

The recent incident only proves that government officials also face unfair treatment from their colleagues but shouldn’t back down even if they were harassed and treated unfairly.