Posted On: December 30, 2010 by Peter M. LaSorsa

Illinois Department Of Corrections Sued For Sexual Harassment

Just when the State of Illinois is facing serious economic troubles and things don't look like they can get much worse--they are. Aaron Anderson who is a former correctional officer at the Thomson Correctional Center in Illinois filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Corrections ("IDOC") and two supervisors. In the lawsuit he seeks in excess of $400,000 plus attorney fees. Also named in the lawsuit are Joseph J. McCray and Randy Newstrand.

According to court documents Anderson claims he was the victim of sexual harassment while employed at the prison. His claims include his male supervisors making inappropriate sexual comments to him and inappropriately touching his groin and buttocks. Things only got worse when he complained to management which helped lead to this lawsuit. In fact Anderson claimed the IDOC engaged in retaliation against him for complaining by imposing a 10-day suspension.

"Anderson claims he was physically restrained and assaulted by other guards with a supervisor jokingly asking how he liked being sexually assaulted or raped."

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