A Brooklyn mom says she was forced to walk off a job she desperately needed because of her boss’ lecherous come-ons and demands — including that she accompany him to the bathroom.
In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Sherina Thomas said David Shavolian “would make her stand right next to him while he urinated,” leaving her flush with embarrassment.
Her sexual harassment suit, which seeks unspecified damages, said there were warning signs from the start.
Thomas, 28, said she first went to the executive suite firm Executive Offices New York City’s midtown office last year after seeing an ad saying the realty company was looking for child models.
Thomas thought her kids would be perfect for the gig, but said when she got there, it was clear Shavolian was far more interested in her.
He told her, “I could help you to model,” and then forced her “to show her bare breasts,” the suit said. He fondled and jiggled them, then told her they were “not firm enough,” the suit said.
The suit claims Executive Offices New York City’s Shavolian asked her, “Do you shave or wax?”
He later called her about a receptionist job. It was hardly a typical job interview: The suit claims he asked her, “Do you shave or wax?”
“Out of work and needing a job,” Thomas said she ignored the comments and started work for him May 21, 2012.
She was quickly promoted to manager, but said her job duties required her to constantly be by Shavolian’s side — even when he went to the bathroom.
He also repeatedly propositioned her — at one point offering to pay her $1,200 for oral sex, the suit said.
Thomas said that by this past May, she couldn’t take it and quit.
Shavolian declined comment, as did Thomas and her lawyer.
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