Colorado Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn purportedly took a “crazy and hazardous” way to deal with shielding his staff from COVID-19 and over and over asserted that the Covid was a “trick,” as indicated by a claim recorded against him by a previous staff member.
Brandon Pope, a previous safeguard strategy counselor who brought the suit, claims he got COVID-19 and was at last terminated in December “for looking to shield representatives from hazardous conditions in the working environment.” as well as ceaselessly overlooking COVID-19 rules, the claim likewise affirms that Lamborn let his child live in the cellar of the Capitol and that he required government representatives to get things done for his family.
Lamborn representative Cassandra Sebastian reacted to the charges in a messaged proclamation: “The work environment security claims made by Mr. Pope are unconfirmed and didn’t bring about the end of his business. Senator Lamborn anticipates full vindication as all realities become exposed.”
The claim asserts that Lamborn required his staff to work face to face and kept them from socially separating, even as a few individuals tried positive for the infection. It traces how he purportedly deceived specialists that he was not close to those whom had tried positive, despite the fact that he was resting in his D.C. office in closeness to them.
At the point when Lamborn tried positive for the Covid in November, he supposedly would not change his office’s day by day schedule or consider the security of his staff.
“Well, I don’t care about you guys getting it,” he told a staffer who wanted to wear a mask, according to the suit. He also allegedly said that his wife would not wear a mask because “no one was going to tell [her] what to do.”
The suit likewise subtleties how Lamborn’s office trained his staff to assist his child with planning new employee screenings during his five-week stay in a capacity region in the Capitol cellar, and how numerous staff members were needed to “show [the son] how the USA Jobs site functioned and to give him tips on finishing applications for government business.”
Lamborn’s office additionally purportedly expected staff to get things done for his family, with errands going from stacking furniture for their summer home to getting their mail and moving authoritative records.
“Staff were likewise made to accept that tolerant solicitations for family occasions, incorporating suppers with the Lamborn family, was needed to stay utilized,” the claim states, adding that associates felt “constrained” to present Lamborn and his significant other Christmas and birthday presents.
The suit likewise names Lamborn’s head of staff, Dale Anderson, blaming him for disparaging “nearly anything [Pope] did, for no legitimate explanation,” and for yelling Pope down when he raised worries over the absence of Covid security measures.
Pope claims he encountered passionate torment and enduring, as indicated by the suit, and is looking for a preliminary and vague money related harms.