A former part-time secretary for the Susquehanna Department of Veterans Affairs may pursue sexual harassment and discrimination claims against the county and her ex-boss, even though she never reported the former boss’s alleged unwanted sexual advances toward her, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on July 3 ruled that the plaintiff did not have to pursue remedies established by Susquehanna County in order to prosecute a claim.

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