A supervisor, who was terminated by her company for behavior during a workplace dispute with an employee, later filed complaints for assault and harassment against the employee. The supervisor alleged that the employee verbally threatened her and pursued her with closed fists in an attempt to strike her, all of which caused the supervisor to reasonably fear imminent bodily harm.
All three eyewitnesses to the dispute, however, corroborated the defendant/employee's story, and stated they did not observe the supervisor to be fearful of any of the employee's alleged behavior. The State ultimately decided to dismiss the ex-supervisor's charges. Saiber associate Christopher J. Turano handled this case.