Two city employees who have filed formal grievances against the city, specifically the mayor and the city attorney's office which also doubles as the city Human Resource department, have amended those grievances to record what they see as increased and intentional harassment and intimidation in retribution for their original complaints.
Reed Claims Retaliation
Reed also accuses the mayor of intimidation and retaliation by calling a formal meeting to discuss "potential discipline action" against Reed. According to Reed's complaint, the mayor attempted to solicit a report from HR director Faith Jackson pertaining to complaints about Reed. According to Reed, Jackson indicated there were no complaints, and refused to issue a report to the mayor. She also reports in her amended complaint, that despite any notification of complaint, the Mayor conferred a "disciplinary consultation" on April 3.
DiMauro Accuses Mayor and City Attorney's Office of Retaliation and Hostility
DiMauro accuses Deputy General Counsel Kori Wisneski and HR Director Tolkarz of contacting school superintendent Michael Conner with false accusations in an attempt to embarrass and "undermine my professional standing and ability." According to DiMauro, Wisneski questioned a properly filed grievance, and Tolkarz complained about a case of "missing paperwork" that had been resolved months previously.
DiMauro also claims that the city attorney's office, which supervises Middletown Risk Manager
DiMauro's complaint indicates that the original perception of discriminatory action appears to be based on gender, and with a favorable relationship to the mayor.
DiMauro has requested that the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities investigate her complaint.