In a rare sexual-harassment and discrimination suit by a sitting bank officer, Vermont's largest banking organization is being sued for $2.25 million by a vice president in its trust division.

Susan J. Klein sued Banknorth Group Inc. of Burlington in February in Vermont's Windham Superior Court. She claims that men in the trust department harassed her in the late 1980s, and that she was denied advancement and pay equal to those of her male peers.

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