Karen Robinson says she resigned because Charles Cravins made repeated, unwanted advances and insisted she have sex with him.
Robinson was director of Taylor’s Access to Success program, working through a contract with the Department of Health and Hospitals, named with Taylor and Cravins as a defendant.
A suit represents claims of one party against another and does not include the claims of the parties being sued. Taylor told media Wednesday he would have no comment until the appropriate time.
Robinson’s petition claims she reported the behavior to Taylor and was “intentionally misled to believe that an honest, fair and partial investigation would be made, and that she would be treated fairly,” and that there would be no repercussions to her as an employee.
She asserts Taylor took no actions against Cravins other than to tell him “he was not to have any future contact with Karen Robinson as a superior, and was not to make any more sexual advances.”
Robinson also claims Taylor then rewarded Cravins by allegedly assisting him in obtaining formal education, including a law degree.
She alleges that Cravins initially stopped making unwanted advances, but he eventually retaliated against her up to and through the time she voluntarily resigned “because although she was performing all of her duties, was not being treated equally and fairly, in the terms and conditions of her employment, including pay, advances, and benefits as other employees,” she wrote.
DHH is named as a defendant because Robinson and other employees like her allegedly did not receive appropriate compensation for the duties that they were performing based upon their training, experience and merit.