Peter TerVeer claims that for over a year, he was humiliated and harassed by his boss, John Mech, due to his sexual orientation and religion. According to TerVeer, after Mech found out he was gay, Mech began communicating his conservative religious beliefs regarding homosexuality. According to the afidavit filed with the EEOC, this harassment was so severe that it led to emotional damage. This damage resulted in TerVeer taking an extended leave of absence from his position at the Library of Congress. During this leave, TerVeer asked to be transferred to a different office, but this request was denied. Unable to work under his alleged tormenter, TerVeer did not return to work for an additional 37 days and his employment was terminated as a result. The EEOC is expected to reach a decision in the coming days. For more information on this case, please refer to this article.