Human Rights Commission Accusations An accusation is a formal complaint filed after Commission staff have investigated a case, determined that there is substantial evidence of discrimination, and the parties have been unable to conciliate the case. Listed below are recent cases in which accusations (formerly called complaints) have been filed. The following accusations contain allegations that, unless otherwise indicated, have not been proven. Click the case title to view the accusation document (pdf). In cases where the Commission has issued a decision, click on “Download Related Record” to view the decision in PDF format Laura Hill vs. ABC Motor Home Rentals, Inc. Type: Accusation Date: February 8, 2018 Basis: Sex, Retaliation Resolution: Active Case Pubic hearing summary: In Laura Hill v. ABC Motor Home Rentals, Inc., complainant alleged discrimination based on her sex, and for retaliation. She was hired as a salaried employee, not overtime exempt, replacing a position that was previously hourly. She worked far in excess of 40 hours per week with promises of additional compensation and extensive paid vacation during the slower winter season. Respondent dramatically increased her job responsibilities. She recommended terminating a long-term employee valued by respondent who had subjected other employees to inappropriate sexual comments, sexual gestures, unwelcome touching, and effectively trapping an employee to confront her with his sexual interests. Following his termination, Respondent also terminated complainant. Complainant alleges constructive discharge in retaliation for her recommendation. Investigation by commission staff found substantial evidence of both claims. When attempts to conciliate the complaint failed, an accusation was filed on March 25, 2020. Although settlement discussions are currently ongoing, a hearing has been scheduled to begin May 18, 2021. Candice Gardner vs. North Slope Borough School District, Nuiqsut Trapper School Type: Accusation Date: November 17, 2017 Basis: Race, Retaliation Resolution: Choose Resolution... Pubic hearing summary: In Candice Gardner v. North Slope Borough School District, Nuiqsut Trapper School, a teacher filed a complaint alleging discrimination based on her race as she was the only black teacher at the school and in the community. Complainant reported fear of returning to the community and school during an approved leave after receiving a photo of a rope one of her students shaped similar to a noose claiming it was for her. Complainant further alleged constructive discharge when her reports were not taken seriously. Commission staff reviewed both claims and found substantial evidence of discrimination and retaliation. Efforts to settle this matter failed and an accusation was filed with the Commission on August 24, 2020. A hearing has not yet been scheduled.