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Sexual harassment complaints against city workers dismissed

April 16, 2019

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Public records show two complaints of sexual harassment by city of Salem employees have been dismissed, with state investigators citing a lack of sufficient evidence.

The Statesman Journal reports the complaints were filed by two workers, Casey Levy and Deirdrie Wade.

Letters from the state Bureau of Labor and Industries dated April 9 and 10 stated the complaints, filed with the agency’s Civil Rights Division, were “dismissed because the Division did not find sufficient evidence to continue our investigation. This is the Bureau’s final determination.”

The women said in complaints that male co-workers had made inappropriate comments, asked for hugs, used pet names for them and on one occasion made a gesture for one of them to lift her skirt and be spanked.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com