Thursday, February 11, 2016

AZ delegation: Fire Grand Canyon workers for sexual harassment

Members of Arizona's U.S. House delegation rarely agree, but when it comes to complaints of sexual harassment at the Grand Canyon, they have one demand: punish or fire guilty employees. The state's nine U.S. House members sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday, spearheaded by Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego, seeking discipline for National Park Service workers who have engaged in harassment and violence. After complaints from 13 current and former employees in 2014,the Inspector General recently concluded there was "evidence of a long-term pattern of sexual harassment and (a) hostile work environment." Employees reported supervisors and coworkers drinking heavily, pressuring women for sex and retaliating when women refused or reported the behavior...more

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