Filner atop list of “worst bosses”
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – All those allegations of groping, bullying and
belittling employees landed former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner atop the 2013
list of America's worst bosses released Friday by the website eBossWatch.
Filner, the only San Diegan on the list of the top 50 worst people to
work for, stepped down Aug. 30 after around 20 women made sexual harassment
claims against the former 10-term ex-congressman.
Two former city employees have filed lawsuits against Filner and the
city, and the City Attorney's Office is processing several other claims.
Stacy McKenzie, a district manager for the city's Parks and Recreation
Department, claims in a lawsuit filed last week that Filner grabbed her from
behind, put her in a headlock and rubbed her breasts at an event at a city
His former communications director, Irene McCormack Jackson, alleges in
her lawsuit that Filner told her she should work without her panties on, and
that he wanted to see her naked and could not wait to consummate their
relationship. Filner also allegedly demanded kisses from McCormack Jackson and
put his arm around her and dragged her along in a headlock while making sexual
Ten other Californians made the list of worst bosses, including two
managers at UCLA, two Los Angeles police sergeants, and three managers who work
for the city of Los Angeles.
To date, the 2013 America's Worst Bosses have cost their employers more
than $52 million in monetary damages and lawsuit settlement payments, according
to eBossWatch. The amount includes more than $21 million in losses to taxpayers
by the 33 bosses in the public sector.
The list was compiled by a panel of workplace and personnel experts.