BPR: In another bizarre sign of the times, a female Democrat who was running for Congress abruptly dropped out of the race amid sexual harassment allegations by a male subordinate.
Andrea Ramsey of Kansas was accused of sexually harassing a man named Gary Funkhouser in a 2005 lawsuit filed against LabOne, where she had been executive vice president of human resources. Funkhouser claimed Ramsey fired him because he refused her sexual advances.
Funkhouser dropped the lawsuit in 2006 after reaching a settlement with LabOne through mediation, the Kansas City Star reported. The sexual harassment allegations were detailed in a separate complaint Funkhouser filed with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).
In his 2005 EEOC complaint, Funkhouser — who was then a human resources manager at LabOne — claimed Ramsey (who was his supervisor) repeatedly made “inappropriate sexual comments and innuendo” and hit on him during a business trip. read more