Williamson V. City Of Houston Case Study

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Williamson v. City of Houston, 148 F. 3d 462, Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit (1998) Facts: Linda Williamson worked as a police officer in a specialized division in the Houston Police Department. Williamson alleged a coworker, Doug McLeod, engaged in harassing behavior that created a hostile work environment for eighteen months. McLeod continued the harassing behavior after she told him it was offensive and to stop. Williamson reported McLeod’s harassment to their supervisor, Sergeant Bozeman. The harassment continued until Williamson requested a transfer out of the division and specifically stated it was due to sexual harassment. Bozeman instructed her to write out her complaint and referred it to Internal Affairs. McLeod was transferred. Williamson

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