Former Wellness Center employee had suffered abuse, bullying
By JOSH RESNEK
The City of Everett or its insurer has allegedly paid a victim of sexual harassment and bullying at the Wellness Center $250,000, according to a variety of sources, all of whom wished to remain unnamed.
The city has not indicated that its lawyers or outside counsel have negotiated such a settlement.
The mayor refused to comment on the situation.
“This matter should be reviewed in its entirety and, if it did in fact occur, anyone involved with this disturbing conduct should be held fully accountable. We, as a community, have an obligation to provide a respectful and safe environment for employees residents, and the general public,” mayoral candidate councilor Fred Capone told the Leader Herald.
For all intents and purposes, the city has hushed up the settlement this, despite the promise made to mayoral candidate and city councilor at large Gerly Adrien.
Adrien got the city solicitor’s office to agree to publish all settlements and actions against the city and their outcome several months ago.
No such mention of the settlement has been forthcoming from the city solicitor’s office or the mayor.
The victim has likely been ordered not to comment on the settlement.Continue reading City pays harassment victim $250K