Woman sues former employer alleging sexual harassment
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A woman who worked at a Sioux Falls manufacturer is suing her former employer claiming she was repeatedly sexually harassed by a supervisor and fired when she complained.
Corissa Thompson was 19 when she began working at Maguire Iron in September 2017. Her lawsuit says a male employee began making sexual advances a few months after she started. KELO-TV reports Thompson says it wasn’t long before he became her supervisor and the advances got worse.
Thompson says the supervisor subjected her to unwanted sexual touching and at one point threatened to have her disciplined unless she performed oral sex. She was fired a short time later.
Thompson is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. Maguire Iron says it’s working with legal counsel on the lawsuit.