CHICAGO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago has refused to dismiss a sexual harassment suit filed against the female chief of staff of the state Department of Human Services.
Carlos Estes, 36, charges he was fired from his job as chauffeur for refusing to have sex with chief of staff Teyonda Wertz, 58, while the two were sharing a hotel room during a business trip for the state, The Chicago Sun-Times reports.
"She said to me, 'You'll make love to me, or you'll lose your job,'" Estes said in a deposition.
Less than a month later, Estes was fired from his $70,000-a-year job for parking a state of Illinois owned car in a restricted lot at O'Hare International Airport while on vacation.
Wertz denies propositioning Estes and says the two had been forced to share a room because the hotel was fully booked.
A trial date of May 14th has been set.