Around Twelve Female Workers Claim Sexual Harassment By Top Official

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Over a dozen female workers at the Ministry of Public Works security department are refusing to work with a top official there, claiming that they are being sexually harassed.

The workers have reportedly written around eight letters dated as early as January 19, 2019 to the Minister of Public Works, Lennox Weston, and the Permanent Secretary Clarence Pilgrim.

The workers are now threatening that if the top official is not transferred, they will go public with the matter.

Among the letters, one of the women claimed that the individual would come to her home late at night on several occasions asking her to come to his home to sleep.

The woman in her letter addressed to Weston, said that she is fed up and wants him to stop harassing her.

Another security guard, who is a mother of three children, said that she fears for her life as the top official has beaten, choked and squeezed her.

The mother of three claims she took up a side job as a janitor at the man’s home, however, according to her he became obsessed with her and the relationship became physical.

Another letter dated June 2019 involved another security guard accusing the same man of forcing himself on her and using indecent language when speaking to her.

Most of the letters share the same plot with the accused man making sexual advances on the female workers.

A letter signed by Pilgrim was written in response, recommending that the top official be suspended and transferred however according to the women, the man remains in the same department behaving in the same perverse manner.

 

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11 COMMENTS

  1. He needs to be FIRED! Transferring him is no punishment for his criminal behavior. He should be prosecuted. #METOOMOVEMENT.

  2. What a privilege there is in the government sector that you can be accused of such actions and your victims are only asking for a transfer.

  3. Sooo, transfer him to do the same nasty crap and corrupt other Ministries and wrecking other lives? That IS NOT punishment, you rewarding the man. What officials WE elect think of our value.

  4. Did the PS report the matter to the police?

    If no, the PS should be terminated immediately.

    The PS behavior in this matter is grossly irresponsible. One written complaint suggests a crime may have taken place……… but 12 different ones?????

    Then again this is Antigua where public officials are not held responsible for their actions domestically…..

    The PS is ultimately responsible for the safety and security of his or her subordinates. Such know breech with no police involvement suggests an attempt to cover up a possible crime and protect a potential criminal.

  5. This is 2020. These allegations need to be investigated immediately, and if credible then charges must be laid, arrests made. ANYONE found guilty after proper trial, must then be housed in 1735 for years and years and years. This is 2020. No more nonsense!!!

  6. Hmmm… All the women wrote of the same plot. So how long did it take those women to report the alleged assault . what period did all this took play. Who finally found the complaint and publicized it? Hmmm… Need to know basis.

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