Wilmington settles firefighter's harassment suit

February 8, 2008 5:01:27 AM PST
A Wilmington firefighter has been paid more than $78,000 to settle her sexual harassment lawsuit against the city. Elizabeth Huovinen has been a city firefighter since 2002 and filed her lawsuit in June in federal court. She claimed a male counterpart exposed himself to her and alleged others watched pornography while working. She also claimed her complaints resulted in a transfer to a job with fewer opportunities for overtime.

Her attorney, Steven Mones, calls the settlement an "amicable resolution."

City Communications Director John Rago says no disciplinary action was taken against any employee as a result of the allegations.


Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com