Ohio Prison Employee Loses Suit Over Supervisor Bugging Her Desk
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Thomas v. Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction
The plaintiff civilian employee found a microphone by her desk; her supervisor admitted he had bugged her because he thought there were racial problems in the office. He was suspended; nothing happened to her. She had no claim against the department under the federal Crime Control and Safe Streets Act because the elements of intent and interception were missing (nobody knew if the microphone had ever actually worked). She had no Title VII claim because no adverse employment action was taken against her. Her retaliation claim is unsupported by any evidence or any adverse employment effect. See: Thomas v. Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction, 36 F.Supp.2d 997 (S.D.Ohio 1997).