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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 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 from $89,000 to $59,000.

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Kelly Van Rijn June 24, 2012 at 10:34 PM
90 grand to be an 'administrator'? Considering the work involved, this should be an unpaid, volunteer position at best. No wonder the Twp can't afford any services to its citizens when it pisses away money like this. Good for the council for at least trying to cut Chin's pay.
Jeffrey Tammen June 27, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Hey town resident you should use your name . Maybe you should put video on YouTube. I'm sure there has been derogatory action going back and forth from both sides . There are 3 sides his hers and the truth . This town needs change and new faces who can brings things around.
george phillips June 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM
So Goetz gets to abuse town employees and the TAXPAYERS have to pay for his defense and any judgement awarded?
Steve Sass June 29, 2012 at 10:07 PM
What time on Monday can they expect you to show up for work. As a resident, I am proud to live in a town where ordinary people like you are willing volunteer their time.
twp resident October 20, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Ms Chin was unqualified for this job and was placed in the position by her friend Ms Sobkowitz. Regardless of your political views, this position was finally filled by a qualified applicant.

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