PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman claims she was fired after refusing to have sexual relations with her co-worker.
Shakeith Washington filed a lawsuit March 29 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against NHS Philadelphia, doing business as NHS Parkside Recovery; Devin Jenkins; and James Larry; alleging discrimination under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, soon after Washington was hired by NHS Parkside as a security guard, she declined Jenkins' offer to go to a hotel with him and lodged a complaint about the situation with Larry. After she filed a formal complaint with the human resources director about Jenkins' harassment, Washington claims she was harassed and eventually fired by Larry, despite having a spotless record of performance.
Washington seeks a jury trial, compensation for front and back pay, litigation costs, and other damages, plus a ban on discrimination and retaliation by the defendant. She is represented by attorney W. Charles Sipio of Kolman Ely P.C. of Penndel.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01423-PBT