Discrimination Based on Sex and Race June 23, 2022 An employee alleged she was discriminated against based on her sex and race when she was subjected to derogatory names, comments regarding lewd sexual acts, and unwanted and offensive sexual advances. Additionally, she raised concerns to her employer regarding racially discriminatory hiring practices. When Respondent did not acknowledge her reports, she filed a complaint with the Commission on March 7, 2018. An investigation found that her supervisor failed to follow policy to address allegations of harassment, and there was a reasonable inference of retaliation for opposing discrimination. A determination of substantial evidence of discrimination was issued on May 19, 2021. The employer asserted a bona fide, non-discriminatory reason for terminating the complainant, including that she engaged in a romantic relationship with another employee that both unreasonably interfered with the complainant’s job performance and department morale. Following extensive research, it was determined that there was insufficient evidence to rebut Respondent’s claims and establish retaliation. As of March 31, 2022, the case was pending closure.