Dru DiSilvestro, the accused manager, proved to be so crude that the human resources manager at Eric M. Krise Electrical Contractor set up a $1-a-comment jar for his lewd behavior, according to the lawsuit filed by Meaghan Martin. The so-called “inappropriate-comment jar” filled up regularly enough to pay for lunch. DiSilvestro also is alleged to have placed a sex toy on Martin’s desk.
“At the end of each week, [the HR rep] would pick out slips from the comment jar which pertained to Dru’s conduct and say there was enough slips and fines to buy the office lunch,” the suit notes. The 33-year-old married DiSilvestro once “unzipped his pants and was holding his penis in his hand” while asking [Martin] “Isn’t it nice and girthy?” when they were working alone, the suit notes.
Rather than take DiSilvestro’s actions seriously, he was treated as an “office joke,” including by HR head Wendy Seagraves who kept the “Inappropriate Comment Jar” on her desk. The company’s lawyer, Evan Blaker, said that Martin never expressed her concerns to Seagraves and called her suit an “attempt to have a pay day.” Blaker also referred to DiSilvestro as a “class clown.”Last modified on Sunday, 14 April 2019