A Bunbury prison officer claims a colleague took her to a room and told her he would “f... her brains out” while in another incident male guards had made sexual gestures with homemade props to her and other female staff. Former Bunbury Regional Prison officer Bronwyn Hendry is suing the Department of Justice and multiple individuals in the Federal Court, alleging sexual harassment, sexual discrimination and disability discrimination as well as failure to respond appropriately. A single mother of six children, Miss Hendry was an officer at Bunbury Regional Prison from August 2021 to March 2023 before resigning in April due to “unrelenting and ongoing” sexual harassment. Six respondents have been named in the lawsuit, including the State of Western Australia - Department of Justice, Bunbury Regional Prison superintendent Kerri Bishop and four other department staff. No suggestion has been made Ms Bishop is responsible for any sexual harassment. In court documents, WorkSafe confirmed it had received reports of sexual harassment and threats of sexual assault coming from senior officers. The claims included an incident when Ms Hendry was allegedly taken in to a private room by a senior officer, and was then turned around and told he would “f... her brains out.” Ms Hendry alleges when she was called in to prison superintendent Kerri Bishop’s office regarding an unsolicited letter she had received, she told Ms Bishop about the other harassment she was facing. In response to this, Ms Hendry alleges Ms Bishop told her how to create barriers with men and even when told about officers coming drunk to her cricket games outside of work time, Ms Bishop said there was nothing she could do as the incident was outside the workplace. In a television interview on Wednesday, Ms Hendry said she felt threatened after reporting the claims. She said a decapitated puppy and possum was left on her doorstep. Another shocking claim was that male officers would use water-filled rubber gloves to make to perform lewd acts and make crude comments to female colleagues. It is also alleged she was told if she “dobbed” in another officer she could have her life in danger and should be careful bringing a bag to work or leaving her car unlocked as drugs may be planted to get her fired. Ms Hendry said in the court documents her mental health deteriorated due to the lack of support and she took leave due to it. Following findings from Work Safe of a critical hazard and a certificate from her GP, Ms Hendry could take a “cease work action”, allowing her to not work the job identified as problematic but still be available to work suitable alternative work. She was offered a job at Casuarina Prison but due to her residence in Donnybrook and working 12-hour shifts, this would amount to more than 17 hours a work day, an impossible task due to her being a single mother of six.