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    The Ventura County employee who says former County Executive Officer Mike Powers sexually and racially harassed her filed suit against the county and Powers on June 2.

    Mike Powers

    The woman, identified in the lawsuit only as “Jane Roe,” claims in the lawsuit that Powers, her immediate supervisor, subjected her to sexual and racial harassment and discrimination from 2019 to 2021; retaliated against her by excluding her from meetings and harming her career; threatened to “destroy” her if she reported him; and defamed her by spreading rumors about her and calling her a liar. Her suit also names the county as a defendant and says it did nothing to protect her from a hostile work environment, and that it violated the California Family Rights Act by giving her work duties while she was on medical leave.

    She is seeking damages for “substantial lost earnings” and benefits, emotional distress and other causes; punitive damages; and attorney’s fees.

    Powers has repeatedly denied making any sexual advances toward the employee or discriminating or retaliating against her. In a statement provided to the Business Times in April, Powers wrote, “In my 30 years with the county, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked. I categorically deny the allegation of sexual harassment that has been made against me.”

    Continue reading  at https://www.pacbiztimes.com/2022/06/03/ventura-county-and-ex-ceo-powers-hit-with-lawsuit-over-harassment-claim/


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    Miguel A.
    Miguel A.
    23 days ago

    Oh give him a break! He’s worth every penny of his $157,300.00 ANNUAL pension.

    Michael A…
    Michael A…
    23 days ago
    Reply to  Miguel A.

    That’s all? How much is your pension? Is this another case of sucks to be you?

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