Jefferson Co. commissioner concerned about sexual harassment

Jefferson Co. commissioner concerned about sexual harassment

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A female Jefferson County Commissioner said the county is better prepared to handle accusation of sexual harassment today verses the past.

Nationally, sexual harassment allegations spring up in Hollywood and of late with the Roy Moore Campaign.

Jefferson County Commissioner Sandra Little Brown, the only woman on the county commission, said this is something women deal with regularly. Brown said she too has been a victim in the past.

Brown said the allegations against U.S. Senate Candidate Roy Moore is disturbing.

Jefferson County has been under a federal court order for over 30 years because the county admitted to sexual and racial discrimination.

Brown believes the county has taken steps under the consent order to protect women employees and provide them a way of reporting abuse. But she has concerns of abuse still happening in county departments.

"Hopefully that does not happen here with our women. They have a place to come. I'm the female on the county commission. I'm sensitive, very sensitive about those types of issues," Brown said.

Brown said she will stay on top of any allegation of harassment and her door is always open for any female employee who may be a victim.

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