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Turkish-origin female police officer files lawsuit over sexual harassment at workplace in Germany

A German police woman of Turkish descent has filed a case in court over alleged sexual harassment and mobbing in the workplace.

S.B., 32, who did not want to reveal her full name, told Anadolu Agency that the harassment started in March 2021 when she started working as a police officer in the city of Bad Homburg.

"I wanted to become a policewoman because I thought I could serve the community in this way," she said, adding that she was the only woman of foreign descent in the local police department.

With the passage of time, I also experienced mobbing or group bullying which took its toll on my health, she added.

Her colleagues "openly expressed antisemitic or Islamophobic views,” she said.

“Even though I tried to hide my feelings in the initial months, I couldn’t take it anymore,” she said.

She eventually filed a case in the Frankfurt Labor Court with the "primary intention" of drawing attention to institutional racism.

Source: Anadolu Agency