Posted On: August 29, 2010 by Peter M. LaSorsa

Librarian Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit For $250,000

The Library of Congress ("LOC") settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with Theresa Papademetriou former librarian for $250,000. The government doesn't seem to be able to spend money fast enough--even in this tough economic environment. I hope the person that did the sexual harassment is no longer working for the government.

According to published documents Papademetriou, a 27-year veteran of the LOC accused Dr. Rubens Medina, then-chief of the Law Library, of persistent harassment of female employees. Many times an employee who is close to retiring will not want to rock the boat and may put up with this type of behavior. I was glad to see Papademetriou hold her ground and fight for the rights of herself and others.

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