Former Teacher Sues East Lee County High School For Sexual Harassment

According to the News Press, a former East Lee County High School teacher has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Lee County School District and two male employees. Stefanie Hamilton alleges that two male employees created a hostile work environment and that the district did nothing to stop the behavior after she complained. Hamilton is seeking at least $75,000 in damages in her quid pro quo sexual harassment lawsuit against the school district.

Hamilton alleges the behavior started shortly after she was hired in 2008. Jammi German and Rufus Thomas made several inappropriate comments to her, calling her a freak and inviting her to have sex in a classroom. Thomas made comments about her clothing and saying what he wanted to do to her sexually. Hamilton said she approached the men and told them their comments were unwelcome but the behavior did not stop.

Lee County School District failed to take any action to respond any way to the complaints made by Hamilton. Hamilton’s annual contract was not renewed for the following school year, even though her termination reason is not exactly clear. Jammi German, a former University of Miami and NFL wide receiver, who, at the time, was the athletic director for East Lee County High School, is now a security guard at Island Coast Senior High School. The other man was Rufus Thomas, a security guard who worked at East Lee County High School before he was fired by the school board in December.

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