Fire chief slaps female employee’s behind in front of other firefightersBy Mason White 10:43 AM October 30, 2015
|Fire Chief Thomas Thorn|
By: Wayne Morin
A fire chief was slapped with a lawsuit after being accused of smacking the behind of a female employee, according to court documents in New Jersey.
Now, the fire department has agreed to settle the lawsuit for $30,000.
According to the lawsuit, Medford Township Fire Chief Thomas Thorn sexually harassed Lorie Cutts, an administrative assistant, in the presence of two firefighters.
Thorn denied the allegations.
Cutts claimed that Thorn slapped her behind inappropriately in front of the two firefighters as she walked out of the fire department to get lunch.
Cutts said that when she returned after lunch, she went into her office, closed the door and cried. Thorn had been working at the department for 21 years.
The woman no longer works at the fire department.