Two Chattanooga area bosses named among America's worst

Two Chattanooga area bosses named among America's worst

December 20th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Former Chattanooga General Services Director Paul Page

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

File photo of former Murray County Commissioner David Ridley.

Two local officials have been named among the 100 worst bosses in America.

The website eBossWatch.com put former Chattanooga General Services Director Paul Page and former Murray County Commissioner David Ridley, who both left their positions this year after facing sexual harassment claims, on the list, released today.

Page retired in October amid intense public scrutiny of two sexual harassment claims. Both incidents occurred just months apart in 2008 and involved different women, according to newspaper archives.

Page worked for the city for six years and is eligible for $11,549 a year in retirement funds.

Ridley resigned in March citing personal reasons, but an EEOC complaint by a veteran county employee surfaced weeks after his resignation. The county employee later sued Ridley and Murray County, a lawsuit that was settled out of court in November.

An eBossWatch panel of workplace experts selected and ranked the worst bosses from across the country, according to a news release from eBossWatch.

To date, the 2011 America's Worst Bosses have cost their employers more than $145 million in monetary damages and lawsuit settlement payments, the release said.