Human Resource Manager Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit For $600,000
Former human-resources manager Debbie McPherson who alleged sexual harassment by male managers in the Planning Department settled for lawsuit for around $600,000. McPherson, a 27-year county employee, filed her lawsuit alleging top officials knew or should have known about misconduct in the Planning Department, including a deputy director who sent pornography from his work computer and bragged about his supply of a sexual-performance drug. McPherson was making $101,000 per year and was laid off shortly after complaining to upper management about sexual harassment in the office.
After being laid off McPherson was only able to find a job paying half of what she was earning at the County. The lawsuit not only alleged sexual harassment but also the creation of a hostile work environment. The details of this case really get weird. Then Planning Director Craig Ladiser allegedly exposed himself on a golf course to a female and he wasn't fired. McPherson claims this shows how the County feels about Ladiser and how they treat women.
"I have a marvelous job to go to. I can put this behind me. I couldn't be more delighted," McPherson said.