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BOP Pays $4,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Complaint

The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) paid $4,000 to settle the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint of an employee at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Illinois.

Barbara Wilson alleged in her November 19, 1998, complaint that her “supervisor and manager have harassed and discriminated against me for taking an extended amount of maternity leave which was approved by the Warden.”

Her complaint included allegations of a harassing phone call while on leave and denial of a parking space upon return to work.  It further stated that Ms. Loggins-Mitchell made disparaging remarks about older women, of which Wilson considered herself, having babies and raising a family.  Finally, Wilson alleged she received a lower evaluation for performance due to her leave.

The BOP agreed on March 21, 2003, to pay Wilson $4,000 to settle her complaint.  See: Wilson v. Ashcroft, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Case No. 210-A3-6039X.

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Wilson v. Ashcroft