ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.—A federal civil lawsuit alleging sexual harassment has been filed against the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners and Muhammad Shabazz, a Democratic member of the county’s Board of Voter Registration, according to court documents.
The lawsuit was filed by Trisha Carrico, the former Board of Voter Registration’s Republican deputy clerk.
Carrico claims she was forced to quit her job in November because of “unwanted sexual advances” allegedly made by Shabazz, the complaint said.
Carrico said she worked with Shabazz and during that time, he “frequently flirted with her and made inappropriate remarks of a sexual nature,” court documents said.
According to court documents, Carrico said she reported the unwanted behavior to her supervisor but Shabazz allegedly continued the behavior after he was asked to stop.
Carrico said that she, along with several others in the office, complained to the county’s human resources department about Shabazz, at which point Shabazz was directed to work from home, court documents said.
Shabazz returned to work in person two weeks later, court documents said.