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State v. Twin Peaks (sex/retaliation)

Date: 
July, 2006

This is an action brought under the Arizona Civil Rights Act to correct an unlawful employment practice, to provide appropriate relief to an aggrieved person, and to vindicate the public interest. Specifically, the State brings this matter to redress the injury sustained because Defendant Twin Peaks Construction, Inc.' s general manager, Defendant David Barnett (l) subjected Aggrieved Party, Azriel Garcia (also known as Beth Azriel Garcia) ("Garcia"), to unwelcome verbal and physical conduct of a sexual nature; (2) made acceptance of such conduct a condition of Garcia's employment; and (3) retaliated against Garcia when she opposed such conduct by terminating her employment in violation of the Arizona Civil Rights Act, Arizona Revised Statute § 41-1463(B) and 41-1464(A).