Bloomberg Law
May 13, 2022, 7:09 PM

DOJ Joins Pennsylvania Courthouse Workers Sexual Harassment Suit

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

The Justice Department can intervene in a lawsuit by four female Pennsylvania county courthouse employees who say a county commissioner sexually assaulted or otherwise harassed them, a federal judge ruled.

The March 2021 suit concerns the alleged actions of Schuylkill County, Pa., Commissioner George F. Halcovage Jr. (R). The women, identified only as Jane Does 1-4, accuse him of having repeatedly coerced Doe 1 into having sexual relations with him, including in the courthouse. They also say he made sexist remarks, solicited sex, and encroached on their personal and family lives.

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