The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the EEOC has issued a determination finding that a female Houston firefighter was subjected to a hostile work environment based on gender and also suffered retaliation at the hands of the Department. The EEOC report, released Monday, says Jane Draycott found racial and sexual slurs scrawled on her locker after she complained about workplace conditions in 2009. Another firefighter's locker was also defaced, according to the report.
The fire department has denied allegations of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation, the report said. Those responsible for the vandalism have not been found.
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