A lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of a woman who alleges that former Bakersfield Fire Chief Douglas Greener sexually assaulted and harassed her.
The plaintiff, a 38-year-old woman who worked at the Bakersfield Fire Department, is suing Greener along with the city of Bakersfield after she alleges she was forced to quit her job after she reported Greener’s behavior, according to the lawsuit.
Greener did not return a call for comment on Wednesday.
The woman said in fall 2017, a few years after she began working for the BFD as an accounting clerk, Greener began taking an interest in her, talking to her in the hallways or at her office.
He then asked if he could have her phone number so he could text her, to which the woman hesitantly agreed, according to the lawsuit.