Downs Fire Protection District – Christmas Party turns Sexual Harrassment –
Less than one month after drafting a sexual harassment policy, according to recently released emails and other documents, the Downs Fire Protection District apparently held a Christmas Party on December 2, 2017, and sometime during said party, things turned sexual. The new policy was adopted during the January 2018 meeting.
Piecing together several documents, it appears what is called a “White Elephant Gift” was a tool allegedly used for sexual harassment of the recipient.
In an email from Mark Casada to John Macin several issues surfaced:
- the board terminated Mike Manint
- people involved in a sexual harassment claim were reprimanded
- white elephant gift exchange has been discontinued