Lawsuit filed against LISD, CCAD
A lawsuit filed in the 421st District Court in Lockhart alleges a former worker of the Caldwell County Appraisal District was sexually harassed and supervisors there and within the Lockhart Independent School District failed to take action to prevent it.
The lawsuit, filed on July 1 on behalf of former CCAD worker Tammy Voight, alleges that during her tenure at the app
raisal district office, a co-worker sexually harassed her and that her supervisor failed to take any action to stop the alleged harassment.
Voight also alleges in her lawsuit that the former chief appraiser violated state law be deliberately delaying mailing tax statements until after the May 2003 school bond election in violation of state and federal law. “When Voight confronted the chief appraiser and asked why he violated the law by not mailing the tax notices…he stated that he was instructed by the school superintendent not to mail the notices until the school bond issue passed in the upcoming election. The bond issue passed on the first Saturday in May 2003, and the tax notices were mailed on the following Monday, May 6, 2003.
Voight alleges she was thwarted in her attempt to expose the violation that occurred, by being put in fear of losing her job by her supervisor.
The suit also states that Voight was fired while on leave from the CCAD for medical reasons.
The lawsuit states that, “On or about January 2002, Voight was promoted to the position of Supervising Appraiser and, received a small raise in pay along with the title change. Now Voight was earning $27,500 plus mileage annually, while a male co-worker, was making $37,500 plus mileage annually – a gross disparity in male versus female compensation.” The male co-worker allegedly had less supervisory duties and less responsibility than Voight.
Voight is seeking damages for severe emotional distress, compensatory damages, including emotional pain and suffering, attorney fees, experts” fees and punitive damages.