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Philadelphia police dispatcher claims he has been harassed by his supervisor

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By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 31, 2018


PHILADELPHIA — A police dispatcher is suing a government entity, citing alleged sexual harassment and hostile work environment.

Michael Abrams filed a complaint on Dec. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the City of Philadelphia-Department of Revenue for alleged violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

According to the complaint, in August 2017, Abrams began experiencing unwanted sexual advances from his immediate supervisor, Harriet Coleman, while working as a police dispatcher. Plaintiff alleges Coleman engaged in a persistent pattern of severe and pervasive harassment on a regular basis and made offensive and sexual comments to him. Despite his complaints, defendant allegedly made no investigation and did not  reprimand Coleman for her actions. 

The plaintiff holds the City of Philadelphia-Department of Revenue responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to take corrective action and forced plaintiff to transfer to another department in order to get away his supervisor's behavior.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for back and front pay wages, damages, costs, pre-judgment interest and such other and further relief as is just and equitable. He is represented by Michael Murphy of Murphy Law Group, LLC in Philadelphia.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 2:18-cv-05389-PD.

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