Some Information on the Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Faced by Cedar Realty’s CEO
Nancy H. Mozzachio, former Chief Operating Officer of Cedar Realty, filed a case against Bruce Schanzer CEO for pay discrimination and sexual harassment charges. It is just waiting for a Brooklyn judge to be deciding if the lawsuit has more merit to proceed.
As per Nancy Mozzachio’s statement of her filed lawsuit on November 2, she says that she has seen and heard Schanzer always making inappropriate comments to women as well as leering them. Schanzer is used to calling Nancy Mozzachio ‘babe’ as well as commenting about her breasts. While holding a coffee cup from Dunkin Donuts, he said allegedly that she has double Ds today. Furthermore, Schanzer is also accused of giving groping hugs that are unwanted to the one filing the case.
After Nancy H. Mozzachio filed the lawsuit of pay disparity and sexual harassment, the company decided that it be best for her to be fired from work as well. After she was found out to be seeking some outside legal help from Cedar to discuss how she can go about filing her sexual harassment case, she was then terminated in February 2016. Based on her claims, after her meeting was canceled on the spot, she was then being told by the company that she will be terminated the next week.
Allegations were then investigated by Cedar Realty after a 2015 external investigator probe. However, according to Nancy Mozzachio, the investigator never probed on the allegations made by the female employees who were said to be harassed sexually by Schanzer. The Wall Street Journal has even made mention about one of the employees being asked by Schanzer what color of underwear she is wearing. As per Mozzachio, all the lawsuit charges against Schanzer were just settled in the form of payroll payments to keep them quiet from the investors.
Nancy Mozzachio has basically become a success in this company. She has made her way to the top as being the chief operating officer in the year 2014 after she has become the director of leasing and vice president of leasing in the years 2003 and 2004, respectively. In terms of her complaints, the company is giving her only a smaller bonus and a lower salary as chief operating officer in comparison to their chief financial officer that should not be the case as she must be the one receiving a higher amount. Cedar Realty expectedly denied the charges and as per findings, the allegations were without merit.
Even if this is the outcome, Nancy H. Mozzachio will still not back down. Until this day, she will fight for what is right and in providing female employees a safer place to work in.