SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — A female firefighter reportedly suffered six months of verbal taunting and at least one of her co-workers even urinated in her bed, according to a city human resources investigation.
This being a confidential personnel matter, details are hard to come by, but the San Francisco Chronicle obtained a letter from fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, quoting her as describing egregious harassment and deficient leadership at Station 2 in Chinatown.
The chief is transferring all the officers there to new assignments in the early October.
The chief gave KCBS a written statement about zero tolerance for harassment, discrimination and retaliation. She blamed deficient leadership for allowing the alleged abuse to continue from January to July.
Hayes-White says she takes swift and comprehensive action to make workplaces safe for all personnel, including women firefighters.