Jim Boyle Jul. 7, 2014, 3:47pm


A Philadelphia woman says her supervisor sexually harassed her by taking unwanted

 

upskirt photographs while she worked for the New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO), according to a federal lawsuit filed July 3 at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Wanda Tate-Linton seeks damages under the Federal Employers' Liability Act in excess of $175,000 from her supervisor and NJTRO, claiming that the company implicitly approved his behavior by ignoring her reports of alleged misconduct.

According to the complaint, the supervisor, James Hollinger, took the pictures in 2012 without Tate-Linton's permission. She claims that not only did her reports of Hollinger's behavior go unnoticed, but she was also subjected to retaliatory actions by Hollinger when he found out she spoke to their supervisors.

The exact nature of the retaliation is not stated in the lawsuit, but Tate-Linton says she had to take numerous days off to deal with the stress of a hostile workplace. She says Hollinger's alleged misconduct may have caused harm both emotionally and physically.

Tate-Linton blames NJTRO for failing to provide her a safe place to work, and keeping the workplace free from sexual intimidation, plus the intentional infliction of emotional distress by allowing Hollinger's conduct to persist.

The plaintiff is represented by Philadelphia attorney James Duckworth.

The federal case ID number is 2:14-cv-04084-NS.

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