An employee in the Belmar Department of Public Works in Monmouth County has filed a lawsuit alleging he was harassed and verbally abused because he has autism.
Colton Hines, 22, of Neptune, claims in court papers that Michael Campbell Sr., who was the DPW director, subjected him to a hostile and discriminatory work environment for about eight years.
The alleged abuse started when Hines started working for the township as a seasonal “beach kid,” removing trash and debris off the beach, according to the suit, filed on Jan. 15 in Superior Court of Monmouth County.
“Colton, along with other DPW employees past and present, was subjected to frequent screaming by Campbell,” states the suit, which was filed by Hines’ legal guardians.
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