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EEOC sues DynCorp for hostile work environment in Iraq

Cross Posted from MsSparky

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal agency has filed a civil lawsuit against military contractor DynCorp, alleging that a mechanic in Iraq was subjected to homophobic slurs and a hostile working environment.

The filed the suit Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria on behalf of DynCorp employee .

The alleges Friso endured daily taunts from a co-worker during a four-month stint in Iraq in 2006 and 2007. Friso, who is married and heterosexual, complained to managers but was either ignored or threatened with transfer.

Friso was eventually transferred to a lower paying job in Germany.

The lawsuit seeks damages for Friso and a requirement that DynCorp institute policies to prevent sexual harassment of men.

Falls Church-based DynCorp did not respond to a request for comment

WSUA 9 News

August 17, 2011 - Posted by | DynCorp, Iraq | , , , ,

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