Monday, June 09, 2008
Sottile Doing the Right Thing
We all saw the headlines on Saturday, the three DPW women that are alleging sexually harassment came forward and held a press conference in front of the Ulster County Court House with their attorney Mike Sussman.
One should remember that there are two sides to every story and thus far we have only heard one side. With that being said, I watched the video and I agree the charges are serious and should be taken seriously. No employee should ever work in the environment that these allegations suggest. Thankfully Mayor Sottile has taken the matter seriously and ordered mandatory sexual harassment training for all city employees. Furthermore, an investigation is being conducted by the City and the State Human Rights division.
It seems by all accounts, Mayor Sottile is handling this unfortunate situation correctly and through the appropriate channels and should be commended for his leadership. Of course his opponents have taken this opportunity to attack him and try to take a sensitive issue and use it for political gain...which is truly shameful.
Kudos to Mayor Sottile for not taking the bait.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 12:34 AM