James t. Hayes Jr. filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security. He claims that he was shoved aside in favor of a woman who enjoyed “a long-standing relationship” with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. He also claims that Napolitano presided over a female “fraternity house”-style department which routinely humiliated males.
The lawsuit, filed in May by James T. Hayes Jr., focuses on two Napolitano appointees, Suzanne Barr and Dora Schriro, who joined DHS in February 2009, five months after Hayes was promoted to director of ICE Detention and Removal Operations.
Hayes claims Schriro, who was brought on as a special adviser to Napolitano, was not qualified for the job because she lacked law enforcement experience. Hayes maintained Schriro had a relationship – which was not detailed – with Napolitano and soon began assuming his duties.
Hayes was pushed aside “because of this relationship (with Napolitano) and because he was not female,” the suit says.
The lawsuit also alleges that Barr cultivated a “frat-house type atmosphere” at DHS that “is targeted to humiliate and intimidate male employees.”
In one instance, the suit alleges, Barr “moved the entire contents of the offices of three male employees” to the men’s bathroom. It also claims she repeatedly used “sexually offensive behavior” — like “screaming” about an explicit sexual act at a male employee in his hotel room and “covertly” taking a male agent’s Blackberry and sending a message to his female supervisor that he “had a crush” on her and “fantasized about her.”
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Hayes is seeking more than $300,000 in damages.
“ICE doesn’t comment on unfounded claims and will respond to Mr. Hayes’ allegations as appropriate through the judicial system,” a DHS spokesman saidd
Dhs also said that they opened at least six misconduct probes against Hayes and said their finds were “without merit.”
Oh right, that’s like the findings of their naked body scanners were with merit? Maybe their front that feeling up grandmas and toddlers was somehow providing security to the population that was flying? Well with the Obama administration I wouldn’t put anything past them. As for Napolitano and her team of TSA thugs, I don’t trust them anymore than their boss.