LITTLE ROCK, AR-- A sexual harassment claim is filed within the Arkansas National Guard at Camp Robinson. The woman behind the case is sharing her story with FOX16.
Frantzie Guerrier says she started working at Camp Robinson in 2007 as a counselor with the Youth Challenge group.
"I loved working with the kids because I loved what I was doing for them," said Guerrier.
But she has paperwork to show things started getting uncomfortable in 2008, when she says three of her male superiors made sexual comments toward her. She says one even referenced her clothes.
"He would talk about the way I dress. He would tell me 'You too sexy' and things like that," said Guerrier.
Guerrier says on March 25 she told them her plans of reporting the behavior, but she got fired for insubordination on April 2.
"I said ok, I see what's going on. It's because I told them I was going to report it.," Guerrier
Guerrier says she doesn't have an attorney because it costs too much, but she wants to bring awareness to her story.
"I think Governor Beebe needs to know what's going on at Camp Robinson," said Guerrier.
Statement from Arkansas National Guard:
"Ms. Guerrier was employed by the Arkansas Military Department as a counselor in our Youth Challenge Program. She was terminated earlier this year and is in the process of appealing the agency's decision to the State Employee Grievance and Appeal Panel. In order to protect the integrity of the state employee appellate process we cannot speak specifics about her termination. What we can tell you is the allegation of sexual harassment was brought up after the termination and no evidence or witnesses substantiated the allegation. The Arkansas National Guard does not tolerate any form of sexual harassment among our military or civilian workforce. In addition, Ms. Guerrier has filed a complaint with the EEOC. Our agency received a letter dated Jun. 26 from EEOC notifying us of the complaint and requesting information. We are in the process of replying to EEOC."
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