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Sex discrimination alleged in suit against Lake juvenile center

Sex discrimination alleged in suit against Lake juvenile center

A former 27-year employee of the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center has filed a federal lawsuit against the center alleging wrongful termination because of gender discrimination. The complaint was filed last month in Lafayette on behalf of Jamie Badanish of Lowell, who said in the lawsuit that she was fired from her job as resident supervision department head on Oct. 17 "because she is a lesbian who did not meet the sexual stereotype of a female employee as required by her employer and immediate supervisors." Badanish filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Nov. 18, which investigated the charge and found April 10 that it was unable to...

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