Elizabeth Hansen, the former city administrator of Windsor Heights, filed a wrongful termination lawsuit after she was terminated for showing support of employees complaining of a hostile and abusive work environment. Hansen is suing the city and city council members including Threase Harms, Zac Bales-Henry, Mike Jones, Joseph Jones, and Michael Loffredo.
Hansen’s lawsuit alleges that Harms attempted to bully city employees at council meetings, and that she made the work environment so hostile that two separate complaints were filed. Hansen notified the city attorney as well as the mayor of several occasions where bullying, discrimination, and harassment violations occurred.
Hansen also informed the city attorney and mayor of illegal meetings that were happening in order to retaliate against her for supporting the complaints. Her lawsuit is seeking damages for lost wages, emotional distress, and lost earning capacity.
If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated or retaliated against and would like to know your rights as an employee in the state of California, please contact the attorneys at the California Employment Law Group today for a free consultation with an experienced employment lawyer.