Paterson public works employee sues claiming sex harassment
PATERSON A city public works employee has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was sexually assaulted by a supervisor and that city officials retaliated against him after he complained to law enforcement officials.
The employee, whose name is being withheld, alleges in the lawsuit that the Dave Schultz Jersey incident happened in November 2011 at a city office on 16th Avenue.
The lawsuit says the employee complained to the city public works department director, Christopher Coke, but that the supervisor never disciplined, terminated, suspended, demoted, or otherwise suffered any consequence as a result of his actions. Defendant remains in a supervisory position and employed by the Paterson Defendants. who is named as a co defendant in the lawsuit, declined to discuss the allegations because they were part of a pending lawsuit. The supervisor, who has worked for the city for more than 15 years, did not respond to a phone message left at the public works department seeking his comment. Mayor Jeffery Jones, City Council President Andre Sayegh and Law Director Domenick Stampone said they were not familiar with http://www.officialflyersonline.com/Authentic-Bernie-Parent-Jersey the case. Councilman Julio Tavarez, who chairs the public works committee, did not reply to a message seeking comment for this story.
The employee claims the supervisor started cursing at him and making unspecified insensitive comments after he entered the office to work overtime. The supervisor rolled his desk chair toward the employee, removed his hat and kissed him on the forehead, according to the lawsuit.
The employee claims the Bernie Parent Jersey supervisor then began talking about penis sizes, after which he again rolled his chair toward the employee. According to the lawsuit, this point, Defendant (the supervisor) unbuckled Plaintiff (the employee belt, unbuttoned Plaintiff pants, reached into Plaintiff pants, and grabbed Plaintiff penis. lawsuit says another city worker at this point walked into the room. The supervisor allegedly told the other city worker that he had been preparing to perform a sexual act on the employee, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit says the employee reported the alleged assault to the Paterson police department and spoke about it with members of the Passaic County Prosecutor Office. The supervisor has not been charged with a crime.
Paterson Police Director Glenn Brown could not be reached for comment. There was http://www.officialflyersonline.com/Authentic-Dave-Schultz-Jersey no response to a message left at the Passaic County Prosecutor Office about the case. The lawsuit does not specify how the employee was retaliated against, and Brian M. Gerstein, the employee lawyer, declined to discuss details of the alleged retaliation.