Maurice Bailey, the former athletic director of Tennessee-based Lane College, has filed a retaliation lawsuit against the college. According to Bailey, he was fired in June 2012 in retaliation after his wife, Dr. Lora Bailey, filed a claim with the EEOC accusing Lane College President Wesley McClure of sexual harassment.
According to the complaint, Maurice Bailey filed a retaliation charge with the EEOC and received a notice of right to sue. Lora Bailey reported McClure as she was the vice president of academic affairs and a professor of education.
Bailey claims that McClure repeatedly “made advances of a personal nature” toward her by asking her several times to join him for drinks after work.
After rejecting his alleged advances, Bailey claims that McClure turned into a bad boss who created a hostile work environment for her. Bailey accused McClure of “publicly criticizing and reprimanding her in front of co-workers and screaming at Dr. Bailey also in front of her co-workers.”
According to the complaint, Bailey was not the first woman that McClure sexually harassed. McClure was allegedly “known to make sexually inappropriate advances towards female subordinates, at least four of whom had filed complaints.”