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.
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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.