Labor & Employment

Deputy Public Defender Sues Tucson, Ariz., Over Claimed Harassment by Municipal Judge


A deputy public defender has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Tucson, Ariz., alleging that she was sexually harassed by a municipal judge.

Although the claimed harasser isn’t named as a defendant by Sharolynn Griffiths, the Arizona Daily Star says he is a former municipal judge who resigned from the bench last year after a Pima County Superior Court finding that Griffiths had been subjected to unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.

Griffiths is seeking a plan for training city employees on harassment and implementing a procedure for dealing with such issues. She also asks for unspecified compensatory damages and attorney fees.

The city attorney says Tucson has a policy of not commenting on pending litigation.

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