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City Attorneys Warn Mayor's Chief Of Staff

You have to wonder what kind of deals Filner is brokering with his remaining staff to stay on board. Especially the female contingent, how could any self-respecting woman with the remotest chance of other employment opportunities not be jumping ship? Aside from the public info about the directors who have left, are there any other indications of general staff turnover in that office?

August 2, 2013 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Pension System Reports Investment Gain

What a surprise comment from Frank DeClercq, president of the San Diego City Fire Fighters Local 145, LOL. What about the $1 billion plus underfunding of the pension liability? That is and always be the 800 pound gorilla in the room. The positive investment returns can help minimize that shortfall... :)

August 2, 2013 at 1:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Attorneys Warn Mayor's Chief Of Staff

"Filner, who is 70 and divorced" - for the record, he is divorced twice, and was engaged to get married for a 3rd time. Maybe it is time for Bob to think about just being single for a while / the rest of his life? LOL

August 2, 2013 at 8:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

8th Woman Accuses Filner Of Unwanted Sexual Advances

@Missionaccomplished - just bc it is wikipedia it is no less valuable. Here it is right from the EEOC - is that acceptable?
http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/sexual...
"The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer."
As constituents or in similar roles, these individuals would be equivalent to a client or customer. PERIOD.

July 31, 2013 at 5:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

8th Woman Accuses Filner Of Unwanted Sexual Advances

So now that nikkineel's attempt to attack the very definition of "sexual harassment" has failed, he/she is attacking the accusers and whether or not the statute of limitations has expired...

July 31, 2013 at 6:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

8th Woman Accuses Filner Of Unwanted Sexual Advances

Wrong nikkineel - there does not have to be an employer-employee relationship. Take this example - if you were a representative for a company who wanted to get a contract with a company for your services, and approached me as the contracting manager to get the contract. I pulled the Filner headlock and made all sorts of suggestive remarks that you could "earn" the right for my company to hire yours - isn't that sexual harassment:
Wikipedia sums it nicely:
Sexual harassment is bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors. In most modern legal contexts, sexual harassment is illegal. As defined by the US EEOC, "It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex." Harassment can include "sexual harassment" or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.
Where laws surrounding sexual harassment exist, they generally do not prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or minor isolated incidents. In the workplace, harassment may be considered illegal when it is frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the offender being fired or demoted, or when the victim decides to quit the job).
The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer and harassers or victims can be either male or female.
It includes a range of actions from mild transgressions to sexual abuse or sexual assault. Sexual harassment is a form of illegal employment discrimination in many countries, and is a form of abuse (sexual and psychological) and bullying. For many businesses and other organizations, preventing sexual harassment, and defending employees from sexual harassment charges, have become key goals of legal decision-making. (thank you wikipedia)

July 30, 2013 at 9:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )