Hopwood Junior High School principal Jonas Barcinas admits he was the then-immediate supervisor of Homayan Kabir at Dandan Elementary School but denied making any sexual advances on the security guard.
Barcinas, through assistant attorney general David Lochabay, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the NMI his responses to Kabir’s sexual harassment lawsuit against him.
Lochabay said that Barcinas admitted that Kabir’s company, Eagle Security Services, provided security services at Dandan Elementary School when he was still its principal.
Lochabay denied that Barcinas made any sexual advances and also denied there was a hostile and abusive working environment for Kabir at the time.
The government lawyer denied any retaliation, harassment on the job, onerous or demeaning work assignments, unpaid work, and non-renewal of contract for refusal of nonexisting sexual advances.
Lochabay also denied that Barcinas was an employer of Kabir.
Lochabay said that Kabir’s complaint was filed in November 2007 and that the statute of limitations for assault, battery, and the relevant civil rights actions is two years.
“Many of the alleged actions complained of by plaintiff would have occurred more than two years prior to the filing of the complaint,” he said.
Kabir sued Barcinas and the Public School System for unlawful employment practices, violation of civil rights, and assault and battery.
Kabir alleged that Barcinas, who was then principal at Dandan Elementary School during his employment, sexually harassed him by making repeated advances on him.
Kabir says he was employed as a security guard at Dandan Elementary School from April to October 2005 and again from July to October 2006.