Ex-School Chief Kept Blackmail File On Employees, Suit Says

Law360, New York (November 26, 2012, 6:06 PM EST) -- The one-time head of a New Jersey school district has been hit with a second discrimination lawsuit, this time by a former secretary who claims the administrator kept a "bad boy" file to blackmail subordinates and referred to himself as God when it came to the workplace.

Former Belleville School District Superintendent Joseph Picardo also regularly used profanity to describe female employees such as plaintiff Donna Cardillo, according to the complaint filed Nov. 15 in New Jersey Superior Court in Essex County.

"Defendant Picardo's conduct …...
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