Former TSA screener in state sues U.S. official

Full story: Charleston Gazette

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A Huntington woman is taking aim at the nation's homeland security chief, claiming in a lawsuit she was fired as an airport screener after reporting multiple instances of sexual harassment by co-workers. The West Virginia Record reports that U.S. Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano is named in the lawsuit filed by Gina Simmons ... (more)

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About Time

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Yes, her story is true and I will add happened to me. Everyone knew it was going on but nobody would come forward
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My wife is TSA at CRW and she says the same thing happens there. She says she also witnessed it at HTS.
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I agree, I wish Gina's lawyer would reach out and talk to others because it is a big problem. I really do hope they fire them all. I currently work for TSA in the state and have witnessed a lot of wrongdoing's.
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I also have seen alot go on with TSA at the huntington airport. This is also one of the reasons i gave my job up and worked at the port before tsa came along.
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Maybe they should change it to TNA?
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Plenty of reason to get rid of the TSA besides these. Bloated agency with little use.
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TSA is nothing but a bunch of Nazi type brown shirts there to humiliate citizens.
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Sep 27, 2013
 
Unfortunately, TSA isn't the only agency to have this problem. The only reason this particular issue became news is because Gina is a fine, upstanding individual who was subjected to all forms of harassment because of who she is. I've known her for years, she is quiet, mannerly, has religious and morale values, and is not one to play the victim card. When she makes mistakes, she accepts responsibility and accountability for them. When she sees mistakes made, she first tries to correct them and help those that made them. She really is a role model of what women, and all of society, should be.

I applaud her for taking a stand and trying to fight. Unfortunately, her personal-held values clash with the corporately-held values in government today. If you only knew what government tolerates of it's own employees while berating and harassing private industry and business.

Look at a case this week - over $67 million dollars UNACCOUNTED FOR out of an IRS budget for healthcare. Try that one on your 1040 next year. Yet, those in leadership will expect we the American public, to forgive and forget.

For Gina, if you read this - you are not alone and you know it. Continue to stand straight, tall, proud and strong. Your beauty, inner and outward, will always shine through!

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