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Ex-state employee suing for alleged sexual harassment

Posted September 16, 2009

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— A former state employee says she was sexually harassed on the job and is now suing for damages.

Angela Walton is suing the Department of Agriculture and her former co-worker, Robert Brogden, according to court documents.

Walton said Brogden exposed himself and rubbed his genitals on her neck when they worked together in 2007.

A conference was held in federal court Tuesday. Department of Agriculture officials said they investigated immediately and want the case dismissed.

Neither Walton or Brogden still work for the department.

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  • rnitschke66 Sep 17, 2009

    There was no attack and there was no sexual contact. When Mr.Brogden is fully exonerated, I hope WRAL will report it.

  • Eduardo1 Sep 16, 2009

    why are we only talking about sexual harassment. This is a criminal ATTACK. He made sexual contact with her body & exposed himself. This falls under INDECENT ASSAULT & BATTERY

  • maydaymanny Sep 16, 2009

    I do not doubt the timeline at all. In addition, I know of someone that was sexually harassed as a state employee. It would not happen to someone like me that would completely take pictures of them and freak out. However, there are docile people that are afriad. They get taken advantage of very easily. The state needs to protect people. Simple cameras would do it.

  • peppercorns Sep 16, 2009

    I work for the state too....if any of my coworkers did that to me..it would not take me over two years to say something....I smell a rat.

  • flipper59 Sep 16, 2009

    It's sad to know that a female state employee is afraid to report sexual harassment for fear of losing their job.
    Whistle blowers get treated in the most common ways.

  • Professor Sep 16, 2009

    ALL WOMEN AND MEN SHOULD BE SAFE ON THEIR JOB FROM SEXUAL HARRASMENT.

  • Professor Sep 16, 2009

    She has the right to sue when reported and the company did nothing about the sexual harrassment. Men should keep their hands and body to themselves. Women do have rights.

  • flipper59 Sep 16, 2009

    pbjbeach,

    you are correct, they are a waste of federal money. also, i heard a superior court judge last fall say the same thing!!

  • pbjbeach Sep 16, 2009

    MILKMAN:

    HOT FLASH FOR YOU THE E.E.O.C. IS JUST AS MUCH OF A TOTAL JOKE AS ARE THE STATE GRIEVENCE PROCDURES ARE FOR THEY ARE PARTNERING WITH WHATEVER STATE AGENCY THE EMPLOYEE THAT FILES A CHARGE WITH THEM WORKS FOR AN TO MY WAY OF THINKING THEIR EEOC INVESTIAGATIOIN ARENT WORTH A PILE OF DOG POO I HAVE IN THE PAST BEEN THROUGH A STATE GRIEVENCE PROCDURE AN THEY ARE ONE BIG TOTAL RAILROAD JOB AN THERE ISN'T ANY FORM OF FAIRNESS TO THEM AT ALL THEY ARE JUST A KANGROO COURT IF YOU ASK ME AS THE JUDGES AN THE LAWYERS AN THE POLITICIANS ARE ALL HOOKED UP TOGETHER AN IN MUST SITUATION THE JUDGES KNOWS WHAT IS GOING TO HGAPPEN IN THE CASE BEFORE IT EVER EVEN GETS STARTED JUST AS DO THE LAWYERS ON BOTH SIDE KNOW BECAUSE THE DEAL OR FIX IS ALREADY IN PRIOR TO EVER EVEN GEETING TO THE COURT HOUSE DOORS THANK YOU

  • flipper59 Sep 16, 2009

    "doing it correctly takes FOREVER."

    AMAN Milkman

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