Frances Nunziata is accused of discriminating against and harassing a former employee and is defending herself before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, according to local newspapers.
Nunziata’s accuser, George Berger, has a bone condition that causes him discomfort. Nunziata is accused of ridiculing him when he stood up in a meeting and when he bought a wireless mouse to relieve his pain, and of yelling at him when he wouldn’t divulge a password.
Berger is suing the city and Nunziata for $170,000 and an apology. Nunziata denies the accusations and says that Berger “would always be very intimidating. He treated me like I didn’t know what I was talking about,” the Toronto Sun reports.