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A Youngstown employee’s attorney objects to the investigator hired by the city



Published: Sat, October 12, 2013 @ 9:18 p.m.

Law director says the investigation isn’t stopping

YOUNGSTOWN

An attorney for a city council employee who contends DeMaine Kitchen, a mayoral candidate, sexually harassed her objects to who the city hired to investigate the claim.

But Law Director Anthony Farris said the complaint from Andrew L. Margolius, an attorney for Lyndsey Hughes, who filed the sexual harassment complaint, won’t stop the city investigation into those allegations.

“They may be hedging their bets” if they don’t like the outcome of the investigation, Farris said of Hughes’ attorneys.

The city hired Steve Sample, a retired Summit County sheriff’s deputy who now runs an investigation company specializing in employee harassment issues, to investigate Hughes’ sexual-harassment allegations against Kitchen.

Sample’s investigation started Monday. He is being paid $60 an hour by the city with the amount not to exceed $10,000.

In a letter to Farris, Margolius wrote: “I am concerned that he does not know what sexual harassment is and has no training in performing a sexual-harassment investigation. Does he and has he ever investigated harassment?”

Margolius wrote that past experiences he’s had with law enforcement officials shows they focus on if there “was some form of assault,” and not “about hostile environment or preponderance of the evidence or other fundamentals.”

He ended the letter writing: “I am afraid that we cannot give you our consent to use of this individual.”

But Farris said Saturday that Sample has not informed him of any problems with the investigation.

“I assume everything is still ongoing,” he said. “I haven’t been told by the investigator that there are any problems.”

Read more in Sunday’s Vindicator


Comments

1JS(459 comments)posted 6 months ago

The fact of the matter here is that DeMaine Kitchen was offended because he felt that Lyndsey Hughes didn't think that he was good enough for her. Turning him down had a negative effect on her career working for the city.

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