A New York attorney is suing his former employer for wrongful termination after he alleges he was retaliated against for reporting sexual harassment allegations by former chief financial officer John C. McClellan.
In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Joseph B. O’Reilly said he was fired in 2014 after he filed a complaint with the state Department of Labor.
McClanan is accused of making unwanted advances toward O’Donnell while he was on the firm’s payroll.
O’Donnell was later promoted to executive vice president of corporate communications and is now a director of the firm.
McLan has denied the allegations.
The lawsuit said O’Connell had no business interest in O’Brien and the company did not have a conflict of interest when McClellans’ termination was approved.
Reilly said in the suit that he filed his complaint in 2016, but was fired without cause after it was determined that he had not disclosed misconduct or misconduct of a sexual nature.