Intimidating work environment
Workplace bullying has become a hot-button topic over the past few years, with statistics suggesting that up to 35 percent of the work force have fallen victim to this alarming trend.
Some suggest that bullying victims simply are people who “can’t take the pressure” at work.
Among the findings, it continued, ”In essence, Trustee Child has rendered employees at all levels of the organization defenseless.” ‘NOT FIT TO GOVERN’ In March, after hearing concerns, Child was called into a meeting with the affirmative action office and the district’s lawyer to discuss his behavior. The report states Child’s behavior could reasonably be construed as causing a sexual harassment/hostile work environment.
At that time, Child agreed not to visit schools unannounced and not to meet with female employees alone. The Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action, under the management of Executive Manager Cedric Cole, opened a formal investigation into Child’s behavior Sept. At minimum, Child was violating district policy 4110, and by extension, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Contact Amelia Pak-Harvey at [email protected] 702-383-4630. The memo says Child’s behavior could reasonably be construed as causing a “Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment.” Dec. 6, 2016: Child again declines to comment on the issue. 7, 2016: Child denies any wrongdoing with his behavior, calling the complaints unfounded and secret.
5, 2016: Six weeks after the memo, Skorkowsky formally bans Child from visiting schools without express written permission. Child says he has not seen copies of any of the alleged complaints.
“In fact, those district administrators who have skittishly come forward with ‘confidential’ concerns or those who have sought guidance under the guise of ‘hypothetical’ scenarios involving ‘one of the trustees,’ have made it clear that they do not want their names shared out of fear of reprisal from Trustee Child,” the report reads.
“This is the classic case where victims become somewhat fearful of speaking out,” he said.
(Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal) A Clark County School District investigation of Trustee Kevin Child said he created a hostile and intimidating work environment and held impromptu “suicide counseling sessions” with young children when he visited schools, according to a memo obtained Friday by the Review-Journal.
Child’s behavior also caused anxiety among female employees, who labeled him weird and creepy, because he stared at women, commented on the “sexiness” of clothing and talked about which staff members he wanted to date, the memo said.
His social media posts also have caused controversy.
In July, Child asked on Facebook : “If protesters are in the road and blocking it and not in the crosswalk…would you run them over? MEMO ON KEVIN CHILD Memo on CCSD Trustee Kevin Child by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Scribd TIMELINE Nov.