Posted On: January 29, 2009 by

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Islip Clerks Office

Lorraine Fitzpatrick an employee in the Islip Town Clerk's office has filed a sexual harassment complaint against Town Clerk Regina Duffy alleging that Duffy touched and kissed her, then penalized her when she objected. In a court document dated Dec. 19, 2008 Fitzpatrick said that Duffy had sexually harassed her with "unwelcome sexual touching, kissing, and rubbing." Additionally Duffy retaliated with "poor performance evaluations, suspensions without pay, the taking away of vacation time and salary, increased supervision and a demotion of position responsibilities."

A second employee, Diane Colletti, filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), alleging that Duffy, 60 has been pushing out older female employees, according to Colletti's attorney, Eden Mauro of Syosset. This would be a form of age discrimination.