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Suit accuses municipal judge of harassment | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 177 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Dec 21, 2010, titled Suit accuses municipal judge of harassment | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A former Franklin County Municipal Court employee has accused Environmental Judge Harland H. Hale of grabbing her breasts, using racial slurs to refer to her and otherwise creating a hostile work environment.

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themole

Columbus, OH

#1 Dec 21, 2010
If this is bad u should look at Judge Horton!
Exiled

Washington Court House, OH

#2 Dec 21, 2010
,,,,guess that's what I've been thinking,,,there's gotta be something wrong with our courts,,,,for reason's I won't go into,,,,,there's gotta be more people screwing up than just this guy,,,,,,,,,,yours truly,,,trailor trash,,,,
CollegeProf

Wilmington, DE

#3 Dec 21, 2010
I interacted with Harlan back when he had dark hair, so that tells you how long ago it was, and he reviewed contracts for us while working in the Prosecutor's Office. Back then, he seemed good-humored and self-deprecating, and hardly the sort likely to mistreat people in this way. You never really know another person, I suppose, but I will say I never saw or heard anything about him to suggest that he would behave this way.

If it's true, I am very disappointed.
Concerned Citizen

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Dec 21, 2010
In the article, there were lots of allegations, but no proof was offered. Docs that would be public record don't exist - and the woman who was fired can claim whatever she wants, and the courts can't release any of her employment records and she knows it. In the meantime, a person's character is ruined, with no proof of anything.

I smell a rat.
dave

Columbus, OH

#5 Dec 21, 2010
she just looking for a payday
anonymous

Reynoldsburg, OH

#6 Dec 21, 2010
"and the woman who was fired can claim whatever she wants, and the courts can't release any of her employment records and she knows it"

The employee records of county/city/state employees ARE public records. This guy has a reputation for this sort of thing...the good ole boy network protects him.
Corruption

United States

#7 Dec 21, 2010
Majority all of the judges are corrupted and WE NEED TO SHORTEN ALL OF THEIR TERM OF SERVICE TO 1 OR 2 YEARS. The environmental judge is unconstitutional anyway CHECK the 10th amendment out and see for yourself. These CROOKS have been lieing and stealing from the taxpayers sense the start of the LIE. We need to end the oppression by first SHUTTING DOWN THE FEDERAL RESERVE. But of course nothing will happen SOON because there are way TOO MAY SHEEPLES...
Danno From Powell

Columbus, OH

#8 Dec 21, 2010
After reading "the lawsuit" this sounds like a good old fashioned shake down and I'll wager once the accused have their chance to speak this entire situation will have a different complexion. Since when do human resource employees tell other employees that are filing a complaint the names of others in their situation?

I smell a Demorat, weird how all these judges are at fault yet the employees do nothing wrong ever? This will be good to watch play out if it ever hits the byline again.
David

Columbus, OH

#9 Dec 21, 2010
There should be on shield to protect judges from inappropriate behavior charges, since they hold the standards of justice, they should be punished even more harder than normal defendants. Toss this bum to the street, with his fat jowled pig-like face.
james

Dublin, OH

#10 Dec 22, 2010
Well, based on the photo, he's an oinker. And pigs will be pigs.
Hassan

Columbus, OH

#11 Dec 22, 2010
Law makers should not be law breakers
liddleguy

Columbus, OH

#12 Dec 22, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
In the article, there were lots of allegations, but no proof was offered. Docs that would be public record don't exist - and the woman who was fired can claim whatever she wants, and the courts can't release any of her employment records and she knows it. In the meantime, a person's character is ruined, with no proof of anything.
I smell a rat.
You are condoning the judges actions after several complaints were filed against him? The rat is the person that didn't follow up on the investigation.
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#13 Dec 22, 2010
Corruption wrote:
Majority all of the judges are corrupted and WE NEED TO SHORTEN ALL OF THEIR TERM OF SERVICE TO 1 OR 2 YEARS. The environmental judge is unconstitutional anyway CHECK the 10th amendment out and see for yourself..
The nut jobs are up posting early, I see.
bout time

Columbus, OH

#14 Dec 22, 2010
Time for thoses terrible judges be judged!!!!!!! What is good for the goose should be good for the gander. Gutsy lady!
OMG REALLY

Columbus, OH

#15 Dec 22, 2010
Did you negative Nancys take the time to read the complaint? She was not the only one to complain. She was the only one with the balls to not take his pigness. She filed a police report. She went to the prosecutor's office. No helped her. If that were some civilian he would have been charged with at least sexual imposition! What makes them so special. Let them grab your breasts if it is okay with you!
Familiar

Columbus, OH

#17 Dec 22, 2010
I've known Judge Hale professionally for decades. I believe every word of the victim's account. He has always been a crass bully since he worked for the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office. Past complaints to the Court were closed without action. She by far isn't the first. I hope her legal team delves deep enough into his background as the County Prosecutor knew and approved of his misconduct long before his appointment to the Municipal Court. One should only exam his actions while running against Judge Carol Squire in 2000 for Domestic Relations/Juvenile Court and his reaction to losing that election. Red Flag!
Curious

Columbus, OH

#18 Dec 22, 2010
themole wrote:
If this is bad u should look at Judge Horton!
Why? I read in The Dispatch about how he mistreated a victim of a sexual assault in a case before him but that's about it. Is he up for re-election soon?
Gally

Blacklick, OH

#19 Dec 22, 2010
Hassan wrote:
Law makers should not be law breakers
Legislators, not judges, are lawmakers. Judges "judge" and impose penalties/sentences if it is found that laws were broken.
American Joe

Dublin, OH

#20 Dec 22, 2010
I have a bigger concern! ENVIRONMENTAL JUDGE???

This madness has to stop!

How about an animal judge?

We are a country of laws, not men not political ideas!

Justice is supposed to be blind not considering color, gender, economic status etc.

We have created a more divided country with these hate crimes!

Is it a bigger crime because I assault or murder someone because of their gender, color, nationality, etc.

I haven't heard it described as a hate crime against the United States from this administration when people of a certain faith attacked us because of our way of life!
watcher

Columbus, OH

#21 Dec 22, 2010
Another LOUSE. Get rid of him. I dont think she is entitled to anywhere near 5 mil, but some other heads should also roll for the cover up. This crap has to STOP!

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