El Centro, CA - A lawsuit has been filed against El Centro Police Department over allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
The lawsuit was filed court by former female police officer, Rebeca Fajardo, on June 20th. She accuses several ECPD police officers of harassment as well as names the city’s human resources director.
According to court documents, Fajardo claims that “beginning her first day on duty…she was subjected to constant and pervasive sexual comments that made her job unbearable.”
“Miss Fajardo looks forward to proving the allegations in her complaint in federal court in San Diego,” said Andrew Ryan, a sexual harassment attorney for Fajardo.
Ryan added that officers would make comments to Fajardo, including “women shouldn’t be cops, this is a man’s world,” “women should be at home providing for the man” or “I will help you but what will you give me in return.”
Fajardo alleges the harassment eventually escalated to involve propositions for sex and was also asked out repeatedly on dates by supervisors.
She further claims that all her complaints were dismissed by supervisors, who later retaliated against her.
Sexual harassment includes any unwanted and unwelcomed comments or behaviors that are sexual in nature. If you or someone you know has been victimized by a sexual predator, you have a right to seek help immediately to ensure the perpetrator is brought to justice. Turn to a leading sexual harassment lawyer right away to file a case and defend your rights.
Everyone is entitled to a workplace free of hostility and fear. If you have been subjected to unwanted sexual behavior or know someone who has, don’t hesitate to call a sexual harassment attorney near you today to discuss your options and file a claim.
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