Two former Kendall County jail guards are suing the Sheriff's Department claiming sexual harassment, the Aurora Beacon News reported.
The two former employees, Amber Christoffel Slaughter and Nichole Porus, filed a federal lawsuit against the county and the Sheriff’s Department. The women claimed they were forced to change in a co-ed locker room in front of male co-workers. According to the lawsuit they claimed the men frequently commented on their undergarments and general appearance. The two women reported the comments to their supervisors who reportedly did nothing, the lawsuit said.
The Beacon News reported Slaughter said she was forced to resign. The paper said in the lawsuit Porus claims co-workers made false claims about her insubordination and she was fired in June 2009.
The lawsuit was filed in November. Slaughter’s case is scheduled to be in court Jan. 14 and Porus is slated to be in court on Jan. 25.
In 2010 the Kendall County Sheriff's Department settled a sexual harrassmeent lawsuit for $188,000.