When Monica Van De Pitte interviewed for a job at Velocitel, Inc. in 2012, the mother of two claims she made it clear that she would need a flexible schedule and a place to pump breast milk during the work day.
On her first day on the job at the Lake Oswego, Oregon location she was informed that the company’s supply room was the company’s designated private space for nursing mothers. Another breast-feeding staffer told her to keep her breast pump hidden because others found the device “gross,” according to legal papers obtained by People.
Van De Pitte claims that staff members mooed at her when she went to pump breast milk during her shift.
Other claims of sexual harassment are outlined in the complaint, including one male colleague who would pretend to honk the breasts of female staff members.
When Van De Pitte went to her supervisors to complain, she claims she was told to "privately reflect on why sexual conversations made her uncomfortable."
Van De Pitte quit in January 2013 after filing a sexual harassment and gender discrimination complaint against Velocitel, Inc. with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. A settlement has been reached in the case. The details of the settlement have been sealed.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.