A former state official has been accused of sexually harassing a woman who works in the same office building in Milwaukee. The man is a general manager of a job training organization. The woman works at a mental health clinic located in the same building. The woman alleged two encounters with the man regarding sexual harassment.
The man previously worked for a staffing company that helped link temporary workers to jobs in various industries. He also served in other executive capacities for other businesses. The man said that he has retained counsel to defend him against claims regarding assault and sexual harassment. He denies all of the allegations. A hearing was set for Aug. 20.
Milwaukee employment law attorneys may be able to assist individuals who have been harassed in the workplace due to their sex, religion, race, national origin, age or disability. For example, they may be able to assist workers who have been fired due to one of these protected statuses by filing a lawsuit that asks for lost wages. If a worker has been the subject of unwanted sexual advances, a workplace employment lawyer may bring forth a suit that asks for the termination of the harassing co-worker or supervisor, as well as for any damages that the employee suffered.
Source: LaCrosse Tribune, "Former state official accused of sexual harassment", August 14, 2013