Will the Real Thomas J. Smrt please stand up!

On October 25, 1999, the Illinois Department of Human Rights filed a complaint on behalf of Complainant, Tricia A. Brock.  That complaint alleged that Respondents, Fox Valley Systems, Inc. and Thomas Smrt, sexually harassed and constructively discharged Complainant.

The  following information was derived in a  "Finding of Fact" investigation: 

      1. Respondent  (Thomas Smrt) Fox Valley Systems, Inc., hired Complainant, Tricia A. Brock, on March 14, 1997.  Complainants position was telephone salesperson.

2. Respondent Thomas Smrt was the manager of Fox Valley Systems, Inc.

(in actuality, he was and is the owner).

      3. On June 5, 1998, Smrt asked Complainant if he could squeeze the lump in her breast (Italics Added).  

      4. Complainant found Smrt's request unwelcome and she informed him of that fact.

      5. On July 16, 1998, Complainant left the employ of Fox Valley Systems, Inc.

Based upon the (information at hand) even assuming all its factual allegations to be true, the complaint in this matter does not state a claim upon which relief can be granted.  Accordingly, it is recommended that the complaint in this matter be dismissed in its entirety, with prejudice (Italics added).

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