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Metro worker files lawsuit alleging sexual harassment

In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, a subway train arrives at the L'Enfant Metro Station in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, a subway train arrives at the L’Enfant Metro Station in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON — A Metro worker has filed a lawsuit alleging that she has been sexually harassed in the workplace.

The Washington Post reports that Arlancia Williams says in a lawsuit filed this month that her boss demanded hugs, made disparaging comments about her husband and made harassing phone calls. Williams says she was reassigned to a late shift when she complained to Metro.

Williams claims that when she told a high-level manager of her concerns, she was told that since she “can’t work under stress from being harassed,” maybe the job isn’t for her.

Metro declined to comment specifically on the case. But a spokesman said that Metro “has a clear policy against sexual harassment.”

Williams’ lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court alleges sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation.

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