Washington Twp. Facing Suit from Former Admin, Report Says
The township's former acting administrator alleges she was the victim of discrimination because of her age and race.
Lilly Chin, Washington Township's former acting administrator, has sued the township and Councilman Fred Goetz for discrimination, according to a report on NorthJersey.com.
Chin, who is of Chinese ancestry, alleged that council members referred to her by different last names, and that they slandered her qualifications and professionalism, according to the report.
Goetz was quoted as saying the suit "has no merit" in the report.
Goetz was the president of the township's council last year, when he voted against appointing Chin to keep the acting administrator position. She was originally appointed in 2010 and worked for the township until the end of last year.
In March last year, Mayor Janet Sobkowicz predicted the township would "probably get sued" after the council voted to slash Chin's salary from $89,000 to $59,000.