By Frederick M. Muir and Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles Times • September 24, 1994
She was the new employee, and the first woman to work in the warehouse.
Soon she was one of the guys, trading playful punches with her four Department of Water and Power colleagues and withstanding a daily litany of dirty jokes.
But eventually it went well beyond offensive words and roughhousing and ended in charges of rape in the workplace. The single mother was reassigned for her own protection and three of the four men were discharged for sexual harassment, according to city documents. The fourth was suspended for 60 days.
This is one of nearly 100 sexual harassment cases that have occurred at the DWP over the last two years which have remained largely unknown to the public and even top city officials.
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