Employees at the New York Gaming Commission (NYGC) have alleged accounts of sexual harassment, racism, and political favoritism in the office, as reported by Times Union.
“I quickly realized this was not a normal workplace,” said Di Ma, a former assistant counsel at the commission. “I can never work in state service again under the same leadership.”
The accusations have risen to the surface as the commission deals with at least four pending lawsuits dealing with discrimination based on sex, race, and disability, among others. It’s already settled two age-related discrimination suits and forked out $75,000 as a result in the past four years.