CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A support group for victims of workplace abuse has been created by a woman who claims she was sexually harassed by a top aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Alaina Hampton claimed she was hindered from career advancement after she accused Madigan lieutenant Kevin Quinn of sexual harassment.
"This was a very isolating incident for me," Hampton said. "From the time that the harassment started all the way until now, I often felt alone."
She decided to form the Chicago Workplace Sexual Harassment Me Too Meet Up after others heard her story and shared their own experiences of workplace harassment and bullying. The group serves as a support system for other victims in workplaces as well as a place to share stories.
Madigan fired Quinn following Hampton’s accusations and created a task force of Democratic women to address harassment and promised to do more to address the issue.
Hampton also reportedly received $75,000 as part of a settlement of a federal lawsuit she filed against some of Madigan’s political committees and the state Democratic Party.