New Chicago Inspector General needed to stop assaults of City Employees

The Department of Water Management continues allowing bullying against whistleblower employees. Today at 2:15 p.m., Steve Broumas allegedly was assaulted by a bricklayer at 4909 North Harding in Chicago. Steve called the Chicago Police and when the police were in route, the bricklayer disappeared from the jobsite. Steve reported the assault and a report was made. The police said to Steve, “the perpetrator left a crime scene”. Steve waited for Paul Hansen, a former garbage man from Streets and Sanitation that was just promoted to a high ranking job in the Water Department. Paul Hansen failed to make all the employees involved to take a drug test. None of the employees engaged in the “Violence in the Workplace” protocols. Steve was a victim of a humiliation from Paul Hansen when he was in line attempting to sign out many months ago. The Water Department management covered this action up again. I am very upset because the employees that stepped up to the plate to make a better job situation have time and time again been victim of continuing verbal assaults. Rahm Emanuel promised to fix this problem and has failed. The Inspector General continues to look the other way when clouted employees are abusive. Non-clouted employees feel the backlash of the Inspector General. Time to fire Joe Ferguson. Steve filed prior charges against Paul Hansen at the Illinois Department of Human Rights, but Paul Hansen is protected by high profile City paid lawyers. Let’s watch the water department blame poor old Steve again.