Didn't Do It
Carmel-by-the-Sea denies all allegations of Rich Guillen's misconduct.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
In a legal response filed July 17, attorneys for the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea denied all allegations by Human Resources Manager Jane Miller regarding the conduct of City Administrator Rich Guillen and other city officials.
Attorney Suzanne Solomon of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore also rejected Miller's entitlement to any damages sought in her complaint, instead asking the court to grant the city full repayment of attorneys' fees and other costs related to the lawsuit.
Miller's June 17 complaint alleges City Administrator Rich Guillen had innapropriate relationships with former community services director Christie Miller and current City Clerk/Assistant City Manager Heidi Burch, giving them favorable treatment including undeserved promotions and pay raises. She also alleges that for years, Guillen discriminated against her because of her age and gender, sexually harassed her and retaliated when she didn’t play along.
She seeks compensation for lost wages and benefits, with interest; emotional and physical injuries; attorney’s fees and other costs.
The first court hearing is set for December.