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The distinction comes after several female employees accused Gough of creating “hostile and harassment-based working environment.” In August the City Council censured him, called on him to resign and stripped him of hiring and firing authority.
Gough was the subject of a personnel investigation in which employees reported that his communication is rude, dismissive, demeaning and condescending. Some witnesses claimed that Gough has a gender bias and uses unflattering nicknames for female staff members.
In May his former assistant Stephanie Simpson settled with the city for $49,500 after accusing Gough of discrimination.