Village Pays $75,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Village President Thomas Kempinski
Former village employee Ann Kaczmarek settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against the village and the president Thomas Kempinski for $75,000. According to published accounts Kaczmarek alleged Kempinski and the Village Board engaged in retaliation against her for complaining about sexual harassment and ended up firing her. Kaczmarek alleged that Kempinski made sexually suggestive comments and inappropriately touched her during her employment with the village.
Kaczmarek also alleged Kempinski called her during non-work hours to discuss his personal matters and expected her to accompany him on his personal errands away from Village Hall. This would be easy to prove with cell phone records and perhaps witnesses who saw the two of them together around town during work hours. You can see by the size of the settlement that the evidence must have been pretty good in favor of Kaczmarek.