The complaint describes the property manager's acts of sexual harassment in strong terms, labeling it as "severe, pervasive, and unwelcome." The man, whose name ironically is "Hurt," is accused of doing the following and more on a regular basis:
- entering female tenants' homes without notice or consent
- touching female tenants in an unwelcome sexual manner
- making verbal sexual advances
- taking steps to evict female tenants who refuse his sexual advances
Should sexual harassment be treated with harsher penalties than other forms of housing discrimination? If a landlord, property manager, or other housing professional is found to have engaged in severe, repeated sexual harassment, should he or she be barred from managing residential properties going forward?
What do you think?