Chicago Prevails in Sexual Harassment Suit

The sexual harassment lawsuit against the City of Chicago highlighted last week in a blog post has been dismissed.

On Monday, US District Court Judge George M. Marovich dismissed the complaint brought by a former payroll auditor, Deidre Green, who claimed that former Fire Commissioner John Brooks pursued her sexually and then targeted her for a layoff when she refused his advances. Commissioner Brooks has steadfastly denied the claims.

Green has until September 11, 2014 to file an amended complaint. Here is a copy of the dismissal order.  Deidre Green v City of ChicagoDISMISSAL

Here is a copy of the original complaint filed in January, 2014. Deidre Green v City of Chicago


About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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