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Former janitor sues after losing her job

June 27, 2011

TYLER, TX — A former East Texas health care center janitor is claiming she was fired after complaining about sexual harassment, according to The Southeast Texas Record.

Amanda Jackson, claiming violations of her civil rights, has filed suit against Healthcare Services Group Inc., the article stated.

According to the article, Jackson alleges that, within days of her hiring in March of 2010, her immediate supervisor began to make inappropriate advances toward her.

The day after Jackson lodged a complaint, she was terminated for being on her cell phone in the janitor’s closet and for not properly cleaning rooms, the article noted.

"In essence, had the plaintiff agreed to engage in sexual relations with the supervisor, and/or had she not complained about her supervisor''s sexually-harassing conduct, Jackson would not have been terminated," the lawsuit states.

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