Central Park Boathouse Management in Hot Water Following Sexual Harassment Charges

Central Park Boathouse Management in Hot Water Following Sexual Harassment Charges
The Village Voice

Looks like the management of the Central Park Boathouse restaurant are some real d-bags. According to the New York Daily News, six current and former employees have brought charges against the famed spot, citing a hostile working environment and claiming they were fondled and pressured for sex.

It is claimed that one manager made female workers view naked cell-phone photos of women he claimed to have slept with, while others were pressured for dates and routinely asked for sex.

These allegations are just the latest in a string of recent conflicts between owner Dean Poll and his workers. In 2007, Poll underreported to the IRS more than $2.3 million in revenues, of which the restaurant claimed $1.3 million in expenses for banquet tips -- which it never paid to its waiters. And earlier this year, Poll fired 16 workers, all of them supporters of a union organizing drive. Working here is no walk in the park, it seems.

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