posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 02:22 PM
Having read the article the following can be stated:
There are many questions that are not being answered, and ultimately until they are answered, it is only supposition. From what is reported, the
facts are that a Mayor is having to resign for creating a hostile work environment. That is the main point.
But get beyond that, the first question that should be asked is this officer, the one that the mayor allegedly mentioned, is he or is he not? That is
at the heart of the matter, if it was known at the time that he is, then yes this could be construed as being an act of hostile work environment on
the part of the mayor. However, if the officer is not, and she if she did indeed call him that name several times infront of others, not only is it a
hostile work environment, but also a case of slander on her part.
Was there Witnesses? If there were, then there really is no court that is going to rule against the officer, especially if those witnesses take the
stand and state that yes she did.
In either case, this is a lose/lose situation. The officer looses, cause now it will put the local law enforcement on an edge of walking a fine line
around him, the town loses a mayor, and ultimately the officer looses, cause chances are that the local police department or even the local city
council will not want to keep him around, rather wanting this mess to simply disappear and be forgotten as fast as possible.