A sexual harassment lawsuit was recently filed in the state of Ohio by a former cook supervisor who worked in a state prison in Warren County’s Turtlecreek Township [Source: Cincinnati.com]. Theresa Carter, the woman who was once employed by Aramark of Philadelphia, was hired back in 2015 by Gregory Nelson who served as her manager at the time. The lawsuit filed against Aramark and Nelson alleges that shortly after he hired her, he began sending her inappropriate text messages about her body, brushing up against her with his crotch, and even grabbing her buttocks at work repeatedly.

Eventually, Carter “felt pressured to give in to her manager’s persistent and escalating sexual advances” and had sex with him. The lawsuit states that they met at a hotel room and after their engagement, she began to ignore him. The suit claims that Nelson used his position of authority to coax her into eventually engaging in sexual relations with him. While Nelson claims Carter was the one who attempted to start a sexual relationship with him, a person of no relation to the case made a statement saying Nelson took advantage of a disability Carter had. The lawsuit doesn’t stipulate what that disability is, but the person who provided the information claimed, “Nelson should’ve known that she’d feel pressured because of the disability.”

Carter goes on to say that Nelson became upset as she attempted to ignore him and he began doing things like changing her schedule so her shift was scheduled to end when his did. She also accused him of changing the dates as to when her paycheck would be issued. Carter was soon fired from her position as a cook supervisor and she claims it was because of a false comment Nelson had made. As a result, the company revoked her security clearance and she was let go. When Nelson was asked about the matter, he claims he never made a false statement to the company.

Carter is not only alleging that she is the victim of sexual harassment but also that her manager, who was eventually let go, retaliated against her which cost her job. The lawsuit, which is still pending, is seeking damages of more than $100,000. Aramark believes they handled the matter accordingly, however, Carter feels otherwise after she filed two complaints with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and both complaints were dismissed. She decided to proceed on with her sexual harassment lawsuit after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) gave her with the “go-ahead” to sue.

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