Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Accuser filed complaint in next job

A woman, to solve for the Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain complained about sexual harassment complaints in 1999, three years after the unfair treatment of her next work, he said she should be allowed to work at home, a serious car accident after the manager accused of circulating an e-mail received, the Associated Press learned.

Karen Kraushaar, 55, complaints, and in late 2002 or early 2003, the Ministry of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service, a spokesman, Joel Bennett, assisted by her lawyer, who is also her Cain Early handling sexual harassment complaints in 1999. Three familiar Kraushaar complaint, which does not include sexual harassment claims, under the condition of anonymity for the AP, because the matter was handled internally by the institution and not made public before the supervisors.

Immigration settlement of complaints, Kraushaar asked to pay thousands of dollars, to leave her accident early in 2002 to promote the federal pay scale and a one-year scholarship to Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government for recovery after According to a former director of the familiar complaints. Promote itself increased between $ 16,000 and $ 12,000, her annual salary, according to 2002 from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management salary table.

Kraushaar told the Associated Press, she complained that her job "relatively small", she later gave it up.

"The concern is that there may have been at work, I was treated unfairly discriminatory, Kraushaar said."

Kraushaar said Tuesday she did not remember the details of the complaint, do not remember the required payment, promotion, or Harvard scholarship. Bennett, her lawyer, declined to discuss the case with the AP, he said he thought secret. Kraushaar leave her work at the Immigration Department's complaint, after declining in 2003, she went to work in the Ministry of Finance.

How about her work in conflict, because they can provide insights, Kraushaar Immigration Department of the details of the complaints in the workplace. Now, she was a spokesman for the Office of the Inspector General Tax Administration Ministry of Finance.

Kraushaar's complaint is rejected her request, a serious car accident in 2002 after working at home full-time supervisor, three former boss says. Kraushaar said the two of them also denied previous requests to work from home before the accident.

Complaint also cited as objectionable, women and men managers more computer sent the e-mail, a former director said. Complaint alleged e-mail widely circulated on the Internet humor, sex, according to the director, who did not e-mail copy. Jokes sent to the reasons listed on-line computer as men and women, including men like computers, because "to get their attention, you have to them." Women like it, because "even the smallest error is in your long-term memory stored for later retrieval in a computer. "

Kraushaar told the Associated Press, she remembered the complaints focus on depriving her the opportunity to work from home after her car accident supervisors. She said that other employees can work from home.

Kraushaar, married, living in the suburbs of Maryland, is the two women officially settled harassment complaints, in the late 1990s, the severance payment in exchange for Cain when they work in the restaurant association. Bennett said, Kraushaar settled in the summer of 1999, she said, shortly after Cain left the organization. Whether Kraushaar described in Bennett not what Cain said or done Kraushaar, when she was accused of working there, although Bennett said Kraushaar to conduct a joint news conference, all women have accused the Hidden. "The New York Times" reported previously, Kraushaar solution and Restaurant Association received $ 45,000.

Kraushaar agreed to discuss the Immigration Department in certain aspects of the complaint, if the AP agrees to protect her privacy, because it is Cain's complaint in her previous account. Subsequently, she gave up her privacy, as the two women by the news agencies to settle complaints of Cain to confirm her identity, so the AP is no longer a protection Kraushaar's identity.

Cain denied that he Kraushaar and others who accused him of sexual harassment misconduct.

At a news conference Tuesday night, Cain said Kraushaar allegations of sexual harassment - which determine the name of Cain for the first time - to determine the "baseless," but he did not say who made this determination and Kraushaar had this rebuttal. Cain said, Bennett and Restaurant Association of negotiations between the external lawyer, she received the money under an employment agreement, which Cain said, different from legal address.

"When she made her allegations, they were found to be baseless, and confirmed her story, she could not find anyone," Cain said.

Cain said he wanted to play, pointing Kraushaar, and that Cain's wife she is the same height, about chin high to Cain. Georgia businessman said Kraushaar did not respond significantly, but he said, the restaurant association's lawyer later told him that this is the most serious claims, Kraushaar to him, "She is one of the most fun."

"There may be accused of other things, I do not know, I do not remember," Cain said.

Sharon Bialek, a woman in Chicago Hotel Association Education Foundation has been working in the nationally televised news conference this week, accused of groping her Cain, an attempt to force her own car parked inside, they have been in late 1997 banquet. Another woman told Cain to her an unwelcome sexual advances, and her work of the Association of the AP and a poll, said he witnessed the harassment of another woman in the implicit association dinner.

Kraushaar at the Immigration Department's complaint prompted managers to use caution, writing and speaking Kraushaar, complaints under investigation, another former director told the Associated Press. Two executive said Kraushaar asked a colleague's behavior as a witness, she had a conversation manager, she filed her complaint.

The Immigration Department's complaint is "any person's business," Kraushaar said, because this is her sexual harassment has nothing to do reconciliation and Cain years ago. "You are here looking for employees who make people's evidence," she said. "This is completely untrue."

Kraushaar, in Washington, began her career as a reporter, was praised for her work in 2000, when she went to Miami, the Elian Gonzalez case coverage to help agency officials, when the federal probe members seized the boy from the relatives to return him to his father in Cuba.

"Kraushaar Ms. assistance is invaluable, and her extraordinary performance, wrote:" Robert A · Wallis, in the Miami district director of immigration services. Kraushaar advice in seven letters, to show her commendable performance, and in the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Restaurant Association and the Immigration Department's work.


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