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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:12 PM

Lawsuit alleges racism, sexism against Delaware insurance department employee

A federal lawsuit filed against Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro and others alleges that one of Navarro's employees has been a victim of workplace sex and racial discrimination.

Delaware Department of Insurance employee Fleur McKendell claims, among other things, that Navarro inappropriately touched her cornrows and made comments about her height and weight, according to the lawsuit.

McKendell's attorneys argue that she went through the proper avenues to address the issue, but state government did not conduct the proper investigation.

"I am here today in hopes that it will help prevent any other government employee from experiencing what I have experienced," McKendell said at a Wednesday press conference in Dover announcing the lawsuit.

Read more: https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/30/lawsuit-claims-racism-sexism-against-delaware-government-worker/2499758001/

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