A former NFL running back is suing the Greater Trenton Behavioral Center for sexual harassment and retaliation.
Anthony Shelman, who played for the Seattle Seahawks in 1995, worked for the Behavioral Center, as a case manager accused his female boss of repeated harassment at work and after hours.
Shelman’s lawsuit alleges that Carol Washington, the integrated case management director for the agency, made repeated sexual advances towards him. He stated that she once groped his buttocks on a hallway at work and would call him at home to talk about “personal and inappropriate topics.”
Shelman told a male coworker about the harassment, but his confident suggested he sleep with her otherwise the misconduct would not stop.
The lawsuit alleges that when Shelman reported the behavior to a supervisor he was fired; this so common that the victims have no other recourse than to hire a sexual harassment attorney.
Shelman is suing to have his job reinstated and is seeking punitive damages.
Sometimes in the workplace, people in high positions think they don’t have to follow the rules and lower ranking employees have the reasonable fear that they will lose their jobs or be punished in other ways for reporting the hostile working environment. The representation of a sexual harassment lawyer gives the abused the strength and legal backing to stand up to their abusers.
People who are subject to unwanted sexual attention not only fear for their jobs but also suffer from emotional distress. When they have taken steps to stop the behavior without result it’s then time for them to retain a sexual harassment attorney to halt the misconduct and seek compensation on their behalf.