Courthouse News Service
August 31, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
A woman claims her boss in the Department of Homeland Security made her “a sex slave,” and the agency reduced her hours and forced her to resign when she complained about it. She demands reinstatement, lost pay and damages, in Federal Court.
Tracie Dahl says she was working for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Havre, Mont., when Christopher Clark, then deputy chief of staff to the commissioner in the Homeland Security’s District of Columbia office, interviewed her and hired her for a job in Washington, D.C.
She claims Clark began his long campaign of sexual harassment with “unsolicited and unwelcomed” personal emails before she even moved to Washington. She claims his unwelcome attentions progressed to invitations to “enjoy his beach house,” and that he insisted on joining her on her drive from Montana to her new job.