Agriculture Director, Former ag employee accuses director of sexual harassment

1 decade 7 months 23 hours ago Friday, February 23 2007 Feb 23, 2007 Friday, February 23, 2007 7:01:26 PM CST February 23, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - A former Agriculture Department employee is accusing the department's director of sexual harassment. Heather Elder filed court documents today claiming that Director Fred Ferrell hugged her, kissed her cheeks and told her that he would like to see her in a wet T-shirt contest. She is also accusing him of gender discrimination and punishing her for complaining about the way she was treated. Ferrell issued a written statement apologizing to Elder and others in the Department of Agriculture. Elder's accusations come three days after the Agriculture Department asked the court to enforce a settlement agreement that the state says resolves the dispute.

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