STOCKTON (CBS13) — A records employee for the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office has filed a sexual harassment complaint against her supervising officer.
The complaint says the alleged harassment began while her husband was still the assistant sheriff.
In the records department, supervisor Janna Huber claims her work environment changed in the summer of 2012 when she claims her superior, Capt. John Williams, made a sexual advance.
“They were friends at one time and Capt. Williams wanted to escalate the relationship to something more,” said her attorney Dustin Dyer.
The civil complaint alleges “Williams made sexual advances, solicitations, sexual requests, demands for sexual compliance,” and inappropriate statements to her from 2012 to 2014.
The alleged harassment began while Janna Huber’s husband, John Huber, was still serving as the assistant sheriff. Her attorney says her husband never confronted Capt. Williams, and instead encouraged his wife to follow protocol in filing a complaint.
But Huber alleges after she complained to the administration, she was retaliated against by Williams, and says she “had received hostile treatment and unfavorable evaluation.”
“Often would single her out in discussions, would tell her her work wasn’t good enough, yell at her,” Dyer said.
The county says it conducted an investigation into Huber’s harassment claim and says in a statement, “evidence will show that there is no basis for Ms. Huber’s allegations.”
Huber’s first claim against the county in 2014 was rejected. her attorney says she was told she filed past its statute of limitations.
“It’s kind of behind the times,” Dyer said. “It’s more of a 1960s feel of an office than a modern day workspace where people are treated as equals.”
Huber still works in the sheriff’s records department and is now seeking monetary damages from Williams, the county and the sheriff’s office.