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Pleased to Meet Your Boobs

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (CN) - It wasn't funny when her boss shook her boob as though he were shaking her hand, it was sexual harassment, a woman claims in court.

Shannon Creek sued Labor Ready Southwest, True Blue, and Mark Perry, in Placer County Court.

Creek says she was a branch manager for the corporate defendants, both temporary staffing firms, and Perry was the area sales manager.

She claims Perry harassed her repeatedly with comments such as, "God, your boobs look big today," and other "inappropriate comments and compliments upon her figure."

The limit came when Perry came to her home with another manager to pick up a vase she was giving to a co-worker, Creek says.

"While Mr. Perry and Ms. Creek stood outside (with Ms. Creek's daughter present), Mr. Perry placed a small bottle of water in the cleavage of Ms. Creek's breasts. Ms. Creek said, 'what the heck,' whereupon Mr. Perry laughed, removed the water bottle with one hand, and touched and shook one of Ms. Creek's breasts with the other," the complaint states. "Ms. Creek was shocked and highly offended, particularly in light of the fact that her teen-age daughter was present." (Parentheses in complaint.)

Creek seeks punitive damages for sexual harassment, failure to prevent harassment, and civil rights violations.

She is represented by Robert Wasserman with Mayall Hurley, of Stockton.

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