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A complaint has been filed against a female manager at a Long Island-based national women’s organization over sexual harassment.
Krissy DeMonte allegedly engaged in repeated sexual harassment incidents against females at the National Association of Professional Women in Garden City between September 2010 and March 2012.
According the complaint, DeMonte would slap several women on the buttocks, calling them names like “vixen,” “cutie” and “hottie,” in addition to insulting them.
“She’d say you’re hot, you’re sexy, no wonder why all the guys love you,” said one of the alleged victims, plaintiff Monique McCabe to The NY Post. “I was extremely humiliated. I felt disempowered. I didn’t know what to do. I felt lost.”
McCabe’s colleague, Crystal Alexander, said she suffered similar sexual abuse.
“She would pass my desk, and while I was standing up she would smack me on my behind, grab my butt and pinch me as well,” said Alexander.
McCabe and Alexander complained to the company’s human-resources department, but when word of the complaint reached DeMonte, McCabe claims she became hostile and retaliated against them by writing them up and eventually firing them.
A provocative Facebook photo in which DeMonte is depicted shoving another woman’s face into her breasts has been used in the case as evidence of her behavior.
Many people are under the misconception that sexual harassment only occurs between a man and a woman, with the man as the perpetrator. However, as this incident demonstrates, sexual harassment can occur between anyone, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. If you have been subjected to unwanted sexual abuse, turn to a sexual harassment lawyer immediately to file a case.
Sexual harassment lawyers will defend your right to a workplace free of hostility and will see to it that you obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.