NEW YORK POST Tuesday, May 16, 2017
May 13, 2017 | 3:27pm
A Long Island man claims his amorous supervisor once trapped him in an office and demanded he disrobe to show her his new tattoo.
Daniel Hampton, 33, says in a lawsuit he lost his job as a medical technician at the US Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport after complaining for years about supervisor Joan Maggiore’s relentless come-ons.
Maggiore, 57, asked if Hampton wanted a threesome with her and another worker; discussed anal sex in the break room; and when he was out for six weeks after a 2013 on-the-job injury, peppered him with calls and texts about who he was with, what he was doing and why he didn’t have biological children, Hampton claims in the Long Island Federal Court filing against the VA.
The supervisor spotted his back tattoo after Hampton posted a picture of it on Facebook in 2010, and asked him to reveal it in front of coworkers. When he didn’t, she ordered him into her office, he charges.
“I was basically trapped in the office. She blocked the door and wouldn’t let me out, and told me to take off my shirt,” he told The Post. “My job doesn’t consist of me taking my shirt off.”
Maggiore allegedly criticized Hampton’s bod, saying he didn’t have a “V-shaped” back “that her husband had when he was in the Army, and if I kept working out I would get it,” he recalled.
He was able to flee after she walked away from the door, and later blocked Maggiore from his Facebook.
The supervisor allegedly told him she had her boss’s support, leaving Hampton feeling helpless.
“You get kind of scared. You’re in a rock and a hard place; I have a mortgage, I can’t be jobless,” the married father said.
Maggiore declined comment. The VA described the alleged conduct as “unacceptable” but said it couldn’t comment on the litigation.
Hampton, who was hired for a temporary position in 2009 which became permanent in 2012, claims his complaints were ignored and that the VA let him go last year, under the guise that his job was indeed “temporary.”
“It’s the total definition of a hostile work environment. It’s crazy it went on this long and the employer didn’t do anything,” said Hampton’s lawyer Peter Famighetti. Hampton is seeking unspecified damages.