updated 3/30/2007 3:48:36 PM ET 2007-03-30T19:48:36

The federal Equal Opportunity Commission has sued a Wisconsin-based airline, alleging it subjected a worker in South Dakota to a threatening work environment because she's a woman.

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The EEOC lawsuit was filed against Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp., which does business as United Express.

Air Wisconsin provides ground handling services for United and Northwest Airlines in South Dakota.

The lawsuit says Caroline Lescroart was verbally and physically threatened because of her sex and that Air Wisconsin failed to take action to prevent the conduct.

The lawsuit includes no specific allegations and does not say where Lescroart worked in South Dakota. The airline employs at least 15 people in the state.

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