'Favourite': A lawsuit has claimed that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (right) gave Dora Shriro (left) a promotion over more qualified men due to their 'long-standing relationship'
Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano is facing a mega lawsuit from an official who claims she gave a less-qualified woman with whom she has a 'long-standing relationship' a job over him.
The suit also accuses Napolitano of turning the department into a female-run 'frat house' where male staffers were routinely humiliated and on the receiving end of 'sexually charged games'.
Napolitano's chief of staff Suzanne Barr repeatedly targeted men because of their gender and once called a male employee's hotel room to use sexually explicit language, the suit claims.
Accused: The lawsuit also claims chief of staff Suzanne Barr repeatedly targeted and tormented male colleagues because of their gender
In February 2009, she appointed Schriro as a 'special adviser' and began pushing him out of meetings, the lawsuit says.
Hayes claims that Schriro, who is now commissioner of the city Department of Correction, was not as qualified him for the role as she did not have as much law-enforcement experience.
'Schriro did have experience, however, working with Secretary Napolitano,' it writes. 'Schriro enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the secretary.'
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