State employee files $19 million sexual harassment lawsuit


January 16, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A state employee who says she was sexually harassed and physically injured by a supervisor is suing the state for $19 million.

Toni Prins, a Kenai juvenile justice worker, also said in her lawsuit that she was given a poor performance review when she complained, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

The lawsuit was filed in November. State officials deny that Prins has a valid claim and last month asked that it be dismissed.

Prins’ lawsuit claims a supervisor began to harass her in April 2016. She complained to another supervisor but no immediate action was taken,...

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