In New York, Kelley Hardwick, who is working as an NBA security official has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit. She claims that she was removed from an assignment at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London because she declined an advance from Geno Auriemma who is the women’s national basketball coach. It is reported in the lawsuit that part of her job duties, she managed security basketball events which includes the Olympics in 2004 and 2008. She met Auriemma at one of these tournaments. It is reported that Auriemma conversed with Hardwick and a co-worker in a hotel lounge, where he followed her to her hotel room and tried to kiss her. Afterwards, she claims Auriemma demanded that she be taken off the London games assignment. She is suing for gender discrimination, and seeking compensatory damages, punitive damages, and back pay. Read full article

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act regulates various types of discrimination including gender discrimination. Additionally, sexual harassment statutes prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace.  There are two common types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment.
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