25 YEARS AGO
An administrative law judge ruled overwhelmingly in favor of two former Queen Anne’s County school bus drivers who had claimed a male supervisor often demanded sexual favors from female employees in exchange for job privileges.
In a 72-page decision released Thursday, Chief Judge John W. Hardwicke of the Office of Administrative Hearings concluded that the two complainants were long-time victims of sexual harassment and that they suffered monetary losses because they rejected their supervisor’s advances.
Since 1988, Martha C. Dawkins and Sharon L. Moore have alleged that former Transportation Coordinator G. Paul Emory sexually harassed them during the mid 1980s and that their complaints to school officials were ignored.
Four years after filing her complaint with the state, Dawkins said it was worth going through all the investigations, the failed settlement talks and the five days of public hearings in September.