Having recently written and discussed misogyny in US politics, let me assure you, I am no believer that a woman cannot compete in the workplace. However, as the old adage goes, if it looks like a duck...and this certainly looks not just like sexism [male or female it is all sexism], but plain, old abuse of power. In some ways, sexism can be an abuse of power, but Hayes v. Napolitano takes it much further. Intimidation, fiscal loss, and during one of Hayes' ICE investigations an investigator even termed it a "witch hunt." In this instance, I am afraid that Hayes may not only be entitled to his discriminatory suit, but since he filed with the EOE within the proper time frame, he could also rank "whistleblower" status if ICE and DHS push him too hard or this becomes a federal investigation.
[Addendum: You may have noticed the absence of some major networks - CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS from this blog. I did go to each site with the intent of perusing their articles and/opeds on this topic, but NONE of them had a single article after an extensive search.]