WINDY CITY TIMES
||Lesbian police officer sues city of Markham
by Matt Simonette
This article shared 3983 times since Sat Dec 20, 2014
A lesbian police officer on Dec. 17 sued the city of Markham in federal court, maintaining that she was harassed for being a lesbian, CBS 2 reported.
Officer Brittney Jackson alleges that she was repeatedly harassed by fellow officers since joining the force in May 2010.
According to her complaint, one officer allegedly asked Jackson why she "didn't give the men on the force a chance." Another allegedly told her to stop saying that she was gay.
Jackson said another officer supposedly pushed her and refused to back her up on the job. The complaint also said that women within the department who have had sex with male officers were more likely to advance in the department.
Jackson previously filed a complaint against with the Illinois Employment Opportunity Commission. She alleges that her colleagues' actions, and inaction from department and city officials, are in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act.
CBS 2's story is at cbsloc.al/13nuhOE .
This article shared 3983 times since Sat Dec 20, 2014
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