- Associated Press - Thursday, March 24, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Wyoming Military Department.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court contends that the department has an inadequate sexual harassment policy that has promoted a sexually hostile work environment.

The lawsuit centers a complaint by a former department employee who reported being harassed by her male supervisor who no longer works for the agency. The woman said the supervisor made repeated advances toward her in late 2010 and in 2011 that she rejected.

The lawsuit says guard officials didn’t properly handle the situation and the woman eventually resigned her job with a Wyoming National Guard program for high school dropouts.

Wyoming Military Department spokeswoman Deidre Forster declined to comment, citing a policy against commenting on litigation.


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