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Hearing for housekeeper's complaint begins

September 18, 2012

CHAPEL HILL, NC — On Monday, a hearing for a complaint brought against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) by a housekeeper claiming the university was negligent in handling her sexual harassment case began, according to the Daily Tar Heel.

unc logoMaria Isabel Prudencio-Arias believes the university did not respond appropriately to her complaint against the former director of Housekeeping Services, who allegedly began a retaliation campaign against her after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against her former supervisor, the article stated.

"Prudencio-Arias was systematically victimized to drive her out of her mind and out of Chapel Hill — and the university was aware of this," said Prudencio-Arias' attorney, Al McSurely.

According to the article, the university maintains that it addressed the situation as soon as it became aware of the issue.