11/07/2014 03:14 EST | Updated 01/07/2015 05:59 EST

NDP MP Sylvain Chicoine accused of sexism in lawsuit

NDP deputy veterans affairs critic Sylvain Chicoine demonstrated a sexist and misogynist attitude toward former staffer Fabiola Ferro, didn't deal with harassment by another staffer, and fired her without cause, Ferro alleges in a lawsuit filed Friday in Ontario Superior Court.

The suit claims damages of $194,000.

Ferro says another Chicoine staffer, David Cimon, started harassing her, but Chicoine didn't deal with the harassment and showed favouritism toward Cimon.

None of the allegations have been tested in court.

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