Mike Giancola
Mike Giancola

Mike Giancola, County CEO, Cleared by Judge of Having Harassed, Retaliated Against Underling

A Superior Court judge in Santa Ana on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit a former county Waste & Recycling Agency employee brought against county CEO Mike Giancola.

Kathleen Tahilramani, who had worked as the waste agency's Human Resources manager, alleges she was retaliated against and harassed by the office's then-director, Giancola.

Judge John C. Gastelum granted the county's motion for summary judgment in full, and Tahilramani has 60 days to appeal the decision, according to a statement from county spokeswoman Jean Pasco.

The county Board of Supervisors, which appointed Giancola the CEO on May 7, had denied he did anything wrong as the Waste & Recycling Agency director and praised his 34 years of county service after an outside investigation found no substantiation for any of Tahilramani's claims, Pasco states.

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