Deputy Teresa O’Brien has been with the office since 1995.
The civil lawsuit filed in federal court last summer says O’Brien and other female employees have faced frequent sexual harassment since she was hired.
Josephine County, the sheriff’s office, Sheriff Dave Daniel, and four employees, are listed as defendants.
Court documents filed last month show the attorney representing the county is trying to dismiss the lawsuit entirely.
The ‘motion to dismiss’ calls the facts of the case uncertain.
A judge has yet to rule on if the case will continue.
Stay with NBC5 News for updates on this developing story.
Amanda Rose is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. Amanda graduated from Columbia University earning a Master’s degree in Journalism. She also received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a specialization in literature from the University of British Columbia.
She’s a Los Angeles native, but is thrilled to return to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and is passionate about reporting on the criminal justice system.