LEWISTON — A woman who worked briefly as the executive assistant to the president of Bates College has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the school, alleging she was expected to play tennis, jog and watch “chick flicks” with her boss.

Sarah Hulbert, of Auburn, wrote in her complaint in Androscoggin County Superior Court that she was intentionally treated differently from her male co-workers, which she said was a violation of the Maine Human Rights Act.

The Sun Journal reports that the 59-year-old Hulbert worked for Bates President A. Clayton Spencer for a little longer than a month in the summer of 2012.

Hulbert is seeking damages, back pay and other costs.

A Bates spokesman said in a statement that “The college strongly disagrees with the allegations” and will defend itself in court.


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