College of the Mainland Sued For Sexual Harassment
Sandra Brewer filed a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against her former employer the College of the Mainland. According to the lawsuit Brewer was terminated from the college because she complained about sexual harassment which would constitute her retaliation claim. The issues for Brewer started back in 2006 when she alleges that for a period of two years Al Bass her boss and a college associate vice presidnet began to sexually harass her.
According to allegations in the lawsuit on a daily bases Bass would persistently make sexual advances and remarks toward Brewer. Although Brewer claims most the the time Bass would make sure the two of them were alone before he began his sexual advances, Brewer also claims a few times there were witnesses present. Brewer claims she told Bass many times to stop his bevahior but he refused.
"The reason for the termination was pretextual and simply a ruse designed to hide the illegal conduct," according to the lawsuit.
Brewer claims that when Bass would not stop the sexual harassment she filed an internal discrimination complaint but not only did the harassment not stop but she was sent home without pay for three weeks and demoted. If she is able to prove that portion, she will most likely succeed on her retaliation claim.