City of Shippingport Pays $70,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
The city of Shippingport agreed to pay $70,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") on behalf of Denise Cuteri. Cuteri is the former treasurer for the city. According to the claim Cuteri alleged she was sexually harassed by two road crew workers for months while working in the Shippingport offices. The two road crew workers were fired after an investigation and both were charged by police for the sexual harassment.
Road supervisor William T. Nelson and Jason Crooks were charged by police with repeatedly harassing Cuteri. The sexual harassment included making sexual comments, looking town her blouse and sending her explicit text messages. Text messages can often be used to prove sexual harassment and should be saved if you believe you are the victim of sexual harassment. Even if you delete the text message, there is software available to retreieve the deleted messages.