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Georgetown faces harrassment suit

Dec 23, 2010 9:23:00 AM - thestate.com
Georgetown's former planning director has filed suit against the city, Georgetown County and the former mayor citing sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.

In a suit filed in federal court earlier this month, Sabrina Morris alleges that former Mayor Lynn Wood Wilson sexually harassed her and that her work environment became "hostile" after she informed city officials about the harassment .

Morris was employed by the City of Georgetown from January 2006 until her resignation in May 2009. The suit alleges that while employed there she was subjected to sexual harassment in the form of "inappropriate and explicit comments, and other sexual comments and touching" by Wilson.

She reported the incidents to her supervisor and city officials "began treating [her] harshly in retaliation for reporting the lewd and inappropriate behavior," according to the lawsuit. Until he was forced to resign in October 2008, Morris' supervisor was City Administrator Steve Thomas, who has since become the assistant city manager in North Myrtle Beach.

In early 2009, Morris also notified the city council of her complaint in a letter which they returned and took no action on.

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