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Former Eagle Roofing employee alleges sexual harassment

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 18, 2018

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BELLEVILLE — A former administrative assistant with Eagle Roofing Outlet Inc. is suing her employers for alleged sexual harassment. 

Laura Newcomb filed a complaint on May 9 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Eagle Roofing Outlet Inc. and Brian S. Rauk, alleging they violated the Illinois Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the defendants discriminated against her and subjected her to inappropriate and unwelcome remarks, sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. Newcomb claims she experienced severe mental anguish, depression and emotional distress. She was forced to resign on Oct. 7, 2016, the suit states. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment on her behalf for actual damages in excess of $50,000, plus punitive damages and court costs. 

She is represented by Ryan J. Mahoney of Cates Mahoney LLC in Swansea.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-321

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