CHICAGO – A woman alleges she was sexually harassed by a female supervisor at a Homewood preschool.

Renee Taylor-Reeves filed a complaint on June 13 in Cook County Circuit Court against Bright Start Child Care & Preschool Inc. and Heidi Wood alleging discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between Aug. 20, 2013, and April 30, she was subjected to sexual harassment from Wood, her supervisor, and was terminated when she went to a doctor's appointment despite already reporting for work and informing Wood of the appointment. The plaintiff holds Bright Start Child Care & Preschool Inc. and Wood responsible because the defendant allegedly did nothing to prevent Wood from harassing her and that she was subjected to unequal terms of employment because she is African-American.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks permanent injunction, judgment against the defendant in an amount of more than $50,000 plus lost benefits, reinstatement, punitive damages and other compensatory damages, interest, all court costs and any further relief this court grants. She is represented by Uche O. Asonye and John A. Singer of Asonye & Associates in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 16L005978

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