“And my client is determined to have his day in court and show this type of just ‘outrageous — uncivilized conduct’ — to use the judges words, has no place in society — especially in the workplace and at a public company,” Miller remarked.
Labor and employment attorney Matt Miller spoke to WKBW’s Eileen Buckley today regarding the judges’ decision to move forward with a lawsuit involving Kenneth Trbovich, Servotronics, its board of directors, and Ontario Knife Company.
BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — A lawsuit that is filled with allegations of sexual harassment and offensive behavior against the former leader of Servotronics in Elma and the company will move forward.
Last month Kenneth Trbovich resigned as CEO and president and was removed as chairman of the board, “after a nearly six-month-long internal investigation identified grounds for his termination.”
State Supreme Court Judge Emilio Colaiacovo denied the request to dismiss the case against Trbovich, Servotronics, its board of directors and Ontario Knife Company.
A more than 100-page complaint was filed by former employee Deneb Pirrone in Supreme Court back in June.
The complaint accuses Trbovich of engaging in “a pervasive pattern of severely offensive and relentless sexual harassment of male employees like Pirrone.”
The suit accuses him of sexually harassing female contractors with the company. It also states male employees were forced to “visit brothels and engage with prostitutes while on overseas business trips” and forced employees and customers of the company to visit strip clubs.
The company had an independent, outside counsel conduct an investigation.
According to the Servotronics news release, Trbovich was informed on December 1 “grounds for termination” were identified during the investigation. A December 22 board meeting was scheduled to hear from Trbovich, but he issued his resignation the day before.
Read the entire article about the servotronics sexual harassment case here.