A former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee is suing the company that manages and operates LANL for sexual harassment.
Terry Narvaiz, is accusing the lab of failing to stop her boss, Los Alamos National Security Project Lead Robby A. Lovato, of allegedly and repeatedly touching her in a sexual manner and making lewd comments to her.
In the lawsuit filed Oct. 6 in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, Narvaiz claims the behavior started in 2009 and continued until Lovato was fired in December 2013.
Narvaiz continued to work at the lab until 2014. While Narvais worked at LANL, she worked with Lovato in a work group, LANL’s High Performance Computing 2 group. Lovato was her supervisor.
LANL Spokesman Kevin Roark said LANL had no comment about the lawsuit.
“The laboratory does not discuss pending litigation,” Roark said.
Narvaiz’ attorney, John Day, declined to comment.
LANS has not responded in court to the allegations.