A former school facilities administrator has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against a retired Los Angeles schools superintendant.
The lawsuit, filed this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges Supt. Ramon C. Cortines sexually harassed former leasing manager Scot Graham.
In the complaint, Graham, 56, contends Cortines made unwanted advances in 2000 and then again in 2008. He also alleges senior staff failed to do anything about the situation when Graham complained.
Cortines, 80, denies any harassment occurred, however, admits that one, brief incident of consensual “adult behavior” took place when Graham visited his Kern County ranch in July 2010.
According to Graham though, he only went to the ranch because he was “acutely aware that Cortines could eliminate his position at any time or protect him from being laid off.”
Graham was afraid of losing his job and was hoping that the invitation to the ranch would have been only for professional reasons.
A previous attempt to solve the sexual harassment case failed.
Sexual harassment can involve many unwanted advances or attacks that are sexual in nature. Whether it be a lewd joke, request for sex in exchange for benefits, or physical abuse, it is important for all victims to come forward and seek help. If you have been targeted by a sexual offender, turn to a sexual harassment lawyer immediately to file a case and protect your rights.
Sexual harassment lawyers work diligently to ensure those who engage in inappropriate and unwanted sexual conduct are brought to justice. They will also see to it that victims obtain compensation for their pain and suffering, which could total millions of dollars in money damages and medical care.
Contact a team of sexual harassment attorneys today to discuss your options and file a claim.
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