i was a 26.8 yr veteran Deputy Chief of a local LE Agency. After filing an EOC complaint against my Chief and his secretary, Also being confronted by a newly appointed Assistant Chief that I felt he was the wrong choice. I was placed on Admin Leave for Sexual Harassment.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: UTAH = The harassment charge stemmed from an 8-9 friendship with a brother and sister that worked with and for me for years. We joked back and forth with what I call cultural bantering. I called him brother in law, she joked as well. she had a child and we were all close enough I teased about him looking like me. she would joke back as well. A third party who wanted a job in a unit I was over did not get the job due to his performance. So he complained an reported that I said something vulgar. They placed me on admin leave. They used Garrity to compel a statement from the employee and then went on a head hunting expedition to solicit other employees to complain about me. They then decided to change the procedural process in my case. They did not record any interviews
, the EEOC
person in HR took hand written notes only and then they denied me representation. Our union ave me a heads up, so I retired to save my benefits. Now they are still harassing me to come in for an interview or else. They have also held back my credentials as a retired DC. Since then the Assistant Chief was caught having an affair with one of his direct employees to whom he gave two promotional raises, and they covered it up and merely transferred her.
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will
," union, full time or part time?
Customer: I was "AT WILL"
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I feel that the incident was both retaliatory for my EOC complaint Against the chief and also they were clearing Deputy Chief spots to re-organize the department. I predicted my situation to one of my employees three weeks before it happened.