A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division psychologist is suing the county and the division, alleging she suffered a backlash for complaining about alleged gender discrimination that included leaving a lifeless rat in her parking area and a deceased rabbit in her driveway.
Christine Jones’ Los Angeles Superior Courtroom lawsuit alleges retaliation, gender discrimination and intentional infliction of emotional misery, and seeks unspecified damages.
An LASD consultant issued a press release Sunday concerning the lawsuit.
“We have now not seen the lawsuit; subsequently, we’re unable to remark right now,” the assertion learn.
Jones was employed by the county in Might 2007 and is considered one of a choose group of individuals nationwide with a deep experience in police psychology, in accordance with her go well with filed Thursday. Till April 2020, she was employed within the LASD’s Psychological Providers Bureau, which is a part of the LASD’s Personnel Command.
She served for a number of months that yr because the bureau’s performing director and previous to that was the assistant director, wherein she was accountable for scientific and administrative supervision of sworn and civilian employees in addition to 24-hour, on-call responses for crucial incidents and different high-profile occasions, the go well with states.
In 2018, an LASD industrial/organizational marketing consultant with shut ties to Sheriff Alex Villanueva and different LASD executives “took preliminary actions, together with different male staff, to destroy the profession of plaintiff and her
feminine colleague, Dr. Jennifer Hunt,” the go well with alleges.
“In the end, the top purpose was to make sure that the PSB was dominated and managed by male staff, notably in supervisory roles which plaintiff held due to her impeccable expertise and talent,” the go well with
I/O consultants filed 19 “frivolous and retaliatory” complaints in opposition to Jones that falsely accused her of wrongful conduct, the vast majority of which had been closed with no discovering of wrongdoing, and eight of that are
apparently nonetheless pending with no investigation, in accordance with the go well with.
Jones’ complaints to administration concerning the alleged disparate remedy had been ignored, the go well with states.
In November 2019, somebody left a lifeless rat in her work parking spot and a deceased rabbit was positioned within the driveway of her dwelling, the go well with states.
Jones went on medical go away in April 2020 due to stress and that very same yr she was reassigned to the coroner’s workplace, a transfer that has “destroyed and crippled” her probabilities of advancing inside her subject as a
psychologist, the go well with states.