Something Happened! - The Sexual Harassment Suit Of The Nancy Hart And The Police Of City Of Peabody


Something Happened! - The Sexual Harassment Suit of the Nancy Hart and the
Something happened all right, to the tune of $650,000!! That's what
it cost the City of Peabody to settle a sexual harassment suit filed by a
female Police Officer. She claimed she was singled out and discriminated
against.
The City of Peabody and the Chief of Police, started by hiring six
new Police Officers on September 3, l991. Which included two female and
four male officers. When the City hired them as Police Officers, all six
were informed of one of the conditions the job. One of the conditions would
be required to sign a conditions of employment form. If they did not sign
the form they would not be hired. ...

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job or off duty while employed by the
city
6. Agree to random drug testing
7. Agree to keep their weight in proportion to their height

A violation of any the above conditions would be grounds for
dismissal from the Police Department without the right of Union protection.
After the six new Police Officers graduated from the Police Academy,
they were assigned to various shifts. They were to be evaluated and inspected
while on a one year probation period. When the end of probation period was
coming close, one of the female Officers was called into the Police Chief's
office. When she was in the office by herself, the Police Chief stated she
had a good to excellent evaluation from all her supervisors, but he (the
Police Chief), had a problem with her weight. He then asked her how much
she weighed and that she looked like she had put on a few pounds. She
replied that she really did not feel it was proper or any of his business
what she ...

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weight gain.
As this case went through the legal steps of the courts,
the officer was harassed by the Chief and by some of his so called friends.
A Captain who would assign her extra work details even after she told him
she could not work these details. After she did not show up to work at the
details, the Captain tried to suspend her. As the Union Representative of
her shift , I told the Captain he could not suspend her for his mistake!
The answer from him was “Grieve it” she is only getting what she deserves.
Captains told the shift Lieutenant and Sergeants who were her Supervisors
to give her bad monthly evaluations. They refused to do so!! The Captain
then took command of this ...

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