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Sex discrimination lawsuit against Borough President Marty Markowitz thrown out

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A sex discrimination case against Borough President Markowitz? Fuhgettaboutit!

A Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice threw out a lawsuit last week alleging the Beep discriminated against a former communications director in 2006 when he fired her and replaced her with a man with far less experience.

Former employee Regina Weiss claimed that Markowitz had favored hiring men over women, and created a macho office climate punctuated by chauvinistic remarks that made female staff members uncomfortable.

Justice Sylvia Ash found that Markowitz and his chief of staff at the time, Gregory Atkins, had “legitimate” reasons to ask Weiss to step down — according to our sister paper, the New York Post — citing “unsatisfac­tory performance.”

“We are pleased the court carefully considered the facts of this case and concurred with what our office maintained from the very beginning: that this lawsuit was baseless,” said Mark Zustovich, Markowitz’s outgoing communications director.

Weiss did not return inquiries for comment.

Updated 5:38 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

V from Brooklyn says:
Can't wait for this buffoon to be gone. He's cost taxpayers way too much money.
Jan. 8, 2013, 12:02 pm
Judy from CG says:
Marty is the best Borough President we have ever had. I wish there were no term limits for BPs.
Jan. 10, 2013, 7:08 pm
Judy from CG says:
Marty is the best Borough President we have ever had. I wish there were no term limits for BPs.
Jan. 10, 2013, 7:08 pm
Judy from CG says:
Marty is the best Borough President we have ever had. I wish there were no term limits for BPs.
Jan. 10, 2013, 7:08 pm
Judy from CG says:
Marty is the best Borough President we have ever had. I wish there were no term limits for BPs.
Jan. 10, 2013, 7:09 pm

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