Butcher alleges ex-supervisor's sexual harassment at Devon Market

Dan Harkins Apr. 22, 2015, 5:35pm

A butcher for a Chicago market has sued his former employer, alleging harassment.

Elevit Garcia filed suit filed April 13 in Cook County Circuit Court against Devon Market, citing sexual harassment.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 9 ,2014, Garcia filed a charge of sexual harassment and retaliation with the state Department of Human Rights and on Jan. 13, the department found "substantial evidence of sexual harassment and notified plaintiff of his right to sue."

The suit says Garcia, who worked at the market at 1440 W. Devon Ave., was supervised by Miquel Corona. The complaint states Corona "grabbed Mr. Garcia and undid his zipper;" "frequently tried to hold Garcia's hand;" "frequently made sexual comments to Garcia;" "asked Garcia if he wanted to be with him sexually;" "followed Garcia into the washroom and started removing his clothes, told Garcia to grab him from behind and penetrate him;" asked Garcia if he "liked oral sex;" and "offered Garcia more hours if Garcia was 'good to him.'"

The plaintiff cites mental anguish.

Garcia seeks damages of more than $300,000. He is represented by attorney Justin Randolph, of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 15-L-3779.

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