David Maltese said in his complaint filed Thursday in New Jersey state court that the assault he reported “was just a recent example of a pervasive and continuing pattern and culture of violence in the workplace by Giants’ management toward subordinates.”
Maltese, who worked for the
The suit claims Maltese was wrongfully fired in March after complaining on behalf of another employee he alleges was physically attacked by a supervisor six months earlier. According to the suit, Maltese’s job was threatened after he reported the assault, and he was warned against pushing the matter further.
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“We are aware of the civil filing by a former employee and are prepared to aggressively defend the organization and its employees against the meritless claims,” the Giants said in a statement. “Beyond that, we do not intend to make further comment on this matter.”
As video director, Maltese managed employees who produced film of players during games and practice for use by coaches and other personnel. His suit is seeking lost wages and benefits, compensation for pain and suffering and reputational harm and punitive damages.
The case is David Maltese v New York Football Giants Inc., 3317-21, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County
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