18 Dec, 2009
California State Parks Former Nude Beach Draws More Attention
The California Department of Parks and Recreation settled a harassment suit with a lesbian park ranger who works in the region recently under scrutiny for ticketing of nude sunbathers at the San Onofre and San Clemente state beach region. In the settlement of a lawsuit filed by Jennifer Donovan, a task force to educate on workplace behavior will be formed for state workers who recently came into the spotlight for ticketing nude sunbathers at a small section of San Onofre State Beach that Donovan reportedly patrolled.
In her lawsuit, the female ranger claimed that co-workers left underwear and sex toys in her locker, and posted obscene drawings, during six years she worked at San Onofre and San Clemente state beaches. As a result of the settlement, a panel will be formed to monitor recruitment and equality issues for women, gays and transgenders, and is required to audit and improve its equal employment opportunity procedures.
As for the other legal battle concerning these same California state beaches, an appeal for the right to sunbathe without clothes was recently lost by a naturist group.