The lawsuit states that Gamiz created "peep holes" in women's restrooms and dressing rooms, and children's dressing rooms too. He then installed video equipment to record the women and children. He uploaded some of the videos to the Internet, according to the lawsuit, on a site that police have since been taken down.
The plaintiffs accuse Sears of turning a "blind eye" to Gamiz's "suspicious behavior" during the course of his employment. The suit states that he "regularly and frequently purported to be performing maintenance" in the restrooms and dressing rooms, air ducts and crawl spaces, and "close off access to these areas" when "no maintenance was required, requested or necessary."
Alder said Sears informed employees that video on Gamiz's hard drive had been reviewed, and that the women were in some of the recordings. Alder is seeking access to the videotapes and hard drive that were confiscated by the police.