The eBossWatch panel of workplace experts has selected and ranked the third annual list of America's Worst Bosses. The 2011 America's Worst Bosses include a famous actor, two US Navy officers, two doctors, a judge, a US Congressman, and a US Senator.
As of December 2011, the 2011 America's Worst Bosses have cost their employers over $145 million in monetary damages and lawsuit settlement payments.
The city settled a lawsuit in April brought by former Asheville Police Department Officer Cherie Byrd alleging that her superior, then-Sgt. Eric Lauffer, sent her sexually explicit text messages and phone calls. The city will pay Byrd $48,000 and reimburse her $4,100 in mediation fees.
City Attorney Bob Oast told Xpress about the settlement following a closed session of Asheville City Council discussing the case. Byrd alleged that Lauffner sent her sexually explicit and racially offensive text messages beginning in the summer of 2008 and that her supervisors in both the APD and the city repeatedly failed to take action.Read the full article