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Mayor says didn't get training, San Diego should pay for sex harassment defense
Reuters ^

Posted on 07/31/2013 5:31:42 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Mayor says didn't get training, San Diego should pay for sex harassment defense Photo 7:37pm EDT

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, under mounting pressure to resign over sexual harassment accusations, deserves to have the city pay for his defense because he never received workplace behavior training, his lawyer has told the city attorney.

Filner's private lawyer Harvey Berger wrote in a letter to City Attorney Jan Goldsmith on Monday that San Diego was legally obligated to provide training to prevent sexual harassment to all management-level employees within six months of their joining the city. Goldsmith's office released the letter on Wednesday.

"The city failed to provide such training to Mayor Filner," Berger wrote. "In fact, it is my understanding that such training was scheduled, but that the trainer for the city unilaterally canceled, and never re-scheduled such training for the mayor (and others.)"

Filner, a former Congressman, was elected mayor of San Diego in November 2012. Berger wrote in his letter that Filner had never received training to prevent sexual harassment when he served the San Diego area as a Congressman between 1993 and 2012.

He added that "if there is any liability at all, the city will almost certainly be liable for 'failing to prevent harassment.'"

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Couldn't he just use the I'm a Democrat clause?
1 posted on 07/31/2013 5:31:42 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Liberals sure know how to shift blame.


2 posted on 07/31/2013 5:35:25 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Aint the mayor, as chief executive of the town, supposed to setup and oversee such training for all employees. By pleading ignorance he admits incompetence.


3 posted on 07/31/2013 5:35:26 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Sub-Driver
Filner's private lawyer Harvey Berger wrote in a letter to City Attorney Jan Goldsmith on Monday that San Diego was legally obligated to provide training to prevent sexual harassment to all management-level employees within six months of their joining the city. Goldsmith's office released the letter on Wednesday.

"The city failed to provide such training to Mayor Filner," Berger wrote. "In fact, it is my understanding that such training was scheduled, but that the trainer for the city unilaterally canceled, and never re-scheduled such training for the mayor (and others.)"

The first responsibility of a lawyer is to not say something so earth-shatteringly stupid that his client becomes even more of a laughing stock.

4 posted on 07/31/2013 5:35:55 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: wonkowasright

The city should not pay for his personal defense.


5 posted on 07/31/2013 5:36:18 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Sub-Driver

I bet that this guy finishes his 4 year term. There will be another three and half years of this guy unless the FBI nails him on the extortion investigation.


6 posted on 07/31/2013 5:36:28 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: wonkowasright
By pleading ignorance he admits incompetence.

Incompetence is part of the job description if you're a Democrat.

7 posted on 07/31/2013 5:36:39 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: wonkowasright

Maybe they should pay for his castration too.


8 posted on 07/31/2013 5:36:46 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Sub-Driver

I had sexual harassment training following the 1991 Tailhook incident. Have successfully avoided such tyranny since Navy retirement in 1993.


9 posted on 07/31/2013 5:36:50 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

Respect for women is something his father should have taught him. Let him sue his father.


10 posted on 07/31/2013 5:37:59 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Total B.S. Filner is not guilty of sexual harassment; he's guilty of sexual assault...repeated and persistent sexual assault. See: “Filner Headlock”

The dirty bastard needs to be doing hard time.

11 posted on 07/31/2013 5:38:14 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s been on TV apologizing twice that I know of. If he doesn’t know what he did was wrong then what is he apologizing for?


12 posted on 07/31/2013 5:38:26 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Sub-Driver
Seriously, you now need public training not to abuse women?  Wow, and you ran as a qualified person to be mayor of the city.



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13 posted on 07/31/2013 5:38:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Sub-Driver
...because he never received workplace behavior training...

Would I be way off base to assume that this clown's a Rat?

14 posted on 07/31/2013 5:39:09 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s pulling a George Costanza!


15 posted on 07/31/2013 5:41:14 PM PDT by Doob ("My mass x my velocity = your A**" - Early Cuyler)
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To: jimfree
I had sexual harassment training following the 1991 Tailhook incident. Have successfully avoided such tyranny since Navy retirement in 1993.

I worked for a large computer company in the 80s and we were always getting some sort of sensitivity training. Then I went to work for a mid-size company where the sum total of such "training" was a 100 word memo issued each year by the HR VP which basically said "don't."

16 posted on 07/31/2013 5:42:21 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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17 posted on 07/31/2013 5:42:41 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Sub-Driver
But he had never heard of sexual harassment.
18 posted on 07/31/2013 5:49:11 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

>> deserves to have the city pay for his defense because he never received workplace behavior training, his lawyer has told the city attorney.<<

I would commit suicide before I would ever say I needed training in how not act like an a-hole.

If you need training on not hitting on, much less physically touching, women who want you to go away then you need training on how to be a man.


19 posted on 07/31/2013 5:49:52 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Task" is a noun. "Ask" is a verb. "Disconnect" is a noun. "Data" is a plural-not collective-noun.)
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To: jimfree

With my current employer I have to undergo it once a year and pass a test of all crazy things.........


20 posted on 07/31/2013 5:53:05 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

The ‘Rats are such......rats.


21 posted on 07/31/2013 5:54:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You mean to tell me that we now need one of those goofy government classes with the bags of jelly beans and line dancing in order to know that we should treat others the way we want to be treated? Are you ****ting me? My parents saved the gubmint a lot of money when they raised me and my siblings to live by “The Golden Rule”. Oops! That’s religious. Am I allowed to say that or is it against the NSA rules?


22 posted on 07/31/2013 5:56:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Let's make it our turn in 2014. Vote early and VOTE OFTEN.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess that Filner’s Communist Party organizers parents didn’t have time to teach him how to be normal with women.

He really should have attended classes at the NY Marxist School instead of stalking women in the streets.


23 posted on 07/31/2013 5:59:08 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Sub-Driver

Pleading ignorance is an airtight alibi for Democrats.


24 posted on 07/31/2013 6:04:02 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: onyx
Here's more.

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jul/31/filner-lawyer-shifts-blame-city/

Filthy's lawyer is blaming the city for what his creepy client has been doing since his days in congress?! his is getting downright comical. :-)

25 posted on 07/31/2013 6:06:23 PM PDT by South40
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To: Sub-Driver

What in the heck is wrong with people? My great grand kids know how to act and they are 4 and 5.


26 posted on 07/31/2013 6:09:17 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: Sub-Driver
So let me see if I get this straight: this clown is claiming that he didn't know he wasn't supposed to harrass women because no one told him?

Gadzooks. The feminists are right: we do live in a rape culture. And it's a liberal one, at that.

27 posted on 07/31/2013 6:14:14 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Sub-Driver
How hard is it to learn, "keep your hands to yourself"?

Most of us learn that prekindergarten

28 posted on 07/31/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: Sub-Driver

You mean you needed training not to be a predator? Your upbringing didn’t take that into account. So you’re naturally a predator but you need training not to be one? How moronic a statement is that? Obviously a Democrat.


29 posted on 07/31/2013 6:23:32 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Sub-Driver
because he never received workplace behavior training

you GOTTA be sh!ttin me... i didn't think even a RAT was stooopid enough to say that

30 posted on 07/31/2013 6:34:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: jimfree
I had sexual harassment training following the 1991 Tailhook incident. Have successfully avoided such tyranny since Navy retirement in 1993

You don't know what you're missing. It seems these days in the Navy we're mandated to receive "Rape is Bad" training about every other month. Most recently for me was after an 8-week underway period. We returned on a Thursday and were supposed to enjoy a well-earned 3-day weekend only to be told we all had to come in a Friday morning to watch some silly navy-produced video on sexual assault. I'm sure you remember these videos. The ones that make "Reefer Madness" look like a Spielberg film.

31 posted on 07/31/2013 6:35:27 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Sub-Driver

Training? What kind of training did he need?

“Don’t put your hand down there, don’t touch it. It don’t belong to you!”


32 posted on 07/31/2013 6:37:31 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sub-Driver

“Couldn’t he just use the I’m a Democrat clause?”

That’s what he’s doing. Teaching him not to grab a woman’s @$$ should have come from family first and then church and school, but he is a democrat and with high office apparently comes a sense of entitlement and absolute power over the proles.


33 posted on 07/31/2013 6:59:00 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.

How Long Did National Democrats Know About Bob Filner’s Serial Misogyny?
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http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/07/31/how-long-did-national-democrats-know-about-bob-filners-serial-misogyny-n1653464


34 posted on 07/31/2013 8:02:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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... because no one told him?

Well, you know, we can't have any of that Judeo-Christian influence creeping in...

35 posted on 07/31/2013 8:57:04 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t blame society for your warped training, blame your communist parents!


36 posted on 07/31/2013 8:59:40 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Would I be way off base to assume that this clown’s a Rat? “

He’s registered that way but he was born and raised a communist!


37 posted on 07/31/2013 9:02:53 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: freedumb2003
If you need training on not hitting on, much less physically touching, women who want you to go away then you need training on how to be a man.

Unfortunately, in our "new school" culture, you've just described a good chunk of the male population, because, well, we all know why...

Granted that there have always been SOME jerks.

(I'd be willing to bet that the incidence of such behavior among male FReepers is so low that it would stun sociologists.)

38 posted on 07/31/2013 9:07:17 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Mr. Lippman: It’s come to my attention that you and the cleaning woman have engaged in sexual intercourse on the desk in your office. Is that correct?

George Costanza: Who said that?

Mr. Lippman: She did.

George Costanza: [pause] Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing is frowned upon... you know, cause I’ve worked in a lot of offices, and I tell you, people do that all the time.

Mr. Lippman: You’re fired!

George Costanza: Well, you didn’t have to say it like that.


39 posted on 07/31/2013 10:34:28 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Democrats are Law-Less

Republicans are Ball-Less!!

40 posted on 08/01/2013 2:34:51 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I trust that the residents of San Diego are re-thinking having voted this complete nit-wit into office. This guy has always been an idiot...going back to his days of being a congressman.
San Diego should be ashamed of itself...or is this the best you have?
41 posted on 08/01/2013 5:00:42 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Sub-Driver
Should be: I'm a dimwit Democrat dumb Mayor. I should have had training. Mayors are not supposed to have any brains, just being popular and smiling. Being DUMB AS A POST IS A QUALIFICATION FOR BEING MAYOR IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT...
42 posted on 08/01/2013 7:35:42 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Sub-Driver; Drew68; NewHampshireDuo

I got zapped but in a light way. My two contractor compatriots and I had to sign a policy acknowledgement for a city agency.


43 posted on 08/01/2013 7:41:32 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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