Sexual Harassment Results
A corrections officer sexually harassed a series of county employees through his position at the Whatcom County jail. Each initially thought they were the only victim, but eventually they began to talk to each other, realized that each was not alone, and then held a meeting at the home of one victim. They hired Brett Murphy to bring a sexual harassment claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC invited the parties to participate in informal means of conciliation. The employees entered mediation with the county.