A lawsuit has been filed by a once employee of former Brookhaven Town Board member Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld citing harassment among other complaints.
According to a report on Newsday, Fiore-Rosenfeld’s former secretary, Jocelyn Rush, has filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court, which alleges she was harassed and was pressed to do unethical political work by the former councilman.
In the lawsuit, Rush, who said she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, alleges that Fiore-Rosenfeld used curse words and engaged in “full blown tirades until he made me cry.” Rush also claims that she was required by the former councilman to go door-to-door distributing campaign materials.
Newsday also reports that Fiore-Rosenfeld has taken the position of assistant county attorney, which began on Jan. 2 and comes with a pay increase from $68,000-a-year as councilman to $96,000 as attorney.
Computers were seized from the councilman’s office last year in April by Suffolk County District Attorney's office as part of an investigation.
Rush is seeking salary, back pay with interest, compensatory and punitive damages and attorney fees according to the story.
Fiore-Rosenfeld's attorney Edward Yule did not return calls for comment.
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