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Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Misconduct Charges Alleged Against Property Management In Baltimore County

EEOC Complaint and police report made while county officials refuse comment

Timika Grant, a 33 year old Custodial Worker I, filed an EEOC complaint against Baltimore County on September 18, alleging sexual misconduct against her supervisor Tony Bryant while other employees complained of a hostile work environment in which a police report was filled.

In the complaint filed by Ms. Grant she alleges her custodial supervisor, Tony Bryant, started calling her personal cell phone number after making an unwanted sexual favor request at the county picnic.  Mr. Bryant asked Ms. Grant if she wanted to hang out and she responded no because he was her supervisor.  It was at this point that Mr. Bryant allegedly told Ms. Grant he could make her working environment “bad.”

Ms. Grant stated prior to her encounter with Mr. Bryant she had only one counseling form working at other locations and while under Mr. Bryant’s supervision she had four filed against her by Mr. Bryant in a short matter of time.  She further stated she tried to meet with her boss The Director of Property Management George Klunk, to mediate the situation and no action was taken.  Ms. Grant further stated that Mr. Klunk told her to clean the building while using profanity.  In another attempt to rectify the situation Ms. Grant said she also went to the union before filing her complaint.

Several employees who spoke on condition of anonymity fearing retaliation spoke of profane language being used constantly by Mr. Klunk.   At one point Ms. Grant walked by a partially open door and allegedly heard Mark Neal, another supervisor, speak of treating the custodial workers “mean” in an effort to force them out in so the county doesn’t have to  pay unemployment.

The hours of the custodial workers were changed from the normal day shift of 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.  One high ranking county official said he felt the move was made to force out the custodians in order to bring in contract workers to which no benefits would have to be paid.

The police report emanated after Mr. Bryant allegedly recorded a conversation with an employee. When the employee found out they contacted the Baltimore County Police Department which wrote a report which was then forwarded to the county state’s attorney’s office because it is illegal to record a person’s voice without permission.  A police report number involving the incident was confirmed.

Ms. Grant wanted people to know that when supervisors deal with workers they should act professionally and treat them with respect.

A phone call seeking a comment from Mr. Klunk was not returned and Baltimore County’s Deputy Director of Communications Ellen Kobler refused comment on my first phone call and did not return my second call.

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An Employee Who Does Their Job September 28, 2012 at 01:16 AM
I'll gladly reply (and with the proper English). I can see your work ethics are of the "ghetto" mentality. Why would someone think that a good employee has to be a suck up? There are a lot of us who like our job here and George has never bothered with us so maybe your the problem. He doesn't have a problem with anyone who does their job. Maybe Buzz should have interviewed some of the "other" type of employees.
An Employee Who Does Their Job September 28, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Do you know how stupid you sound? I've never been arrested for anything, your logic is quite amusing. People who are honorable citizens don't get arrested at all. As hard of a worker as you are you'll need all the rest you can get! LOL
Buzz Beeler September 28, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Unless you are the victim.
Buzz Beeler September 28, 2012 at 02:10 AM
An Employee Who Does Their Job why don't you ask the command staff who were forced out if they feel the same way? I would only do it at you're own risk.
Concerned Citizen September 28, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Beeler, for being a former police officer, you must have abandoned all of your investigative skills once you retired. This girl is about as credible as Jeffrey Dahmer. I know a criminal record doesn't discredit a person, but it obviously says a lot about their character. And did you bother to make more than one phone call to the county or try to contact anyone else besides George Klunk? Every article you write seems to be against the county. Do you look for one-sided stories to paint the county as the bad guy? This girl seems insane, i certainly wouldn't want her working in my office! Beeler, since she is a "nice lady" as you stated, maybe you should hire her.
Buzz Beeler September 28, 2012 at 02:20 AM
The easiest way to check the creditability of the person making a derogatory comment, especially about someone involved with the county is see how many times they have partaken in the process. An Employee Who Does Their Job has made three comments all on this subject. I guess you are doing a good job for the administration making statements like that. Do you have your own office with a staff? Read my next blog on this matter.
Buzz Beeler September 28, 2012 at 11:18 AM
If you read the article you'll notice I use the word "alleged" and posted the documents that were filled. As a former police officer it was not my job to tell people they they are not credible. That is a judicial function. I report what is documented and alleged. Do you know how many times I call Baltimore County and never get a response. That is why we are going to court after they refused to follow the law on a PIA request I filed. I guess I'm on the - do not talk to list. Nice lady you say. Give me a choice between her and the rest of the administration and I'll let you know who I would not hire and you know who I'm talking about. Who do you think I talk too when calling the county. It's I'll have to transfer to my supervisor and I'll have to transfer you to the department spokesperson except they never call me back, or comment. I give them a chance to tell to make a comment, any comment and all I get is silence. Maybe next time I'll try a bright light and a phone book slap! I have a followup blog coming on this, you might want to read it. According to the regular employees that call me, the working environment is a tad poor or just plain bad. Get the FOP to send you their News Letter and read it.
Timika N Grant September 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Concern citizen I been work for the county for a few year with no problem up into now.that speaks for it self.Thats why everyone was moved out Towson after that put cameras in County office building,old courts and new courts so they can see how we work out.So johnny king can have all the building cause they provide their own supplies.Thats whats the reason for the 5:30-1:00 shift change.To make work conditions uncomfortable so we can quit or get supervisors to over work load us and so on.Now people getting change to a half early start time starting Oct the 1.
Timika N Grant September 28, 2012 at 11:36 AM
The county not the bad guy it's the bosses,thats trying to turn the county to the new world order.From big man to little man big brothers watching.If you get what I'm saying.
Timika N Grant September 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM
A concarn citizen anybody could get locked up.Matter of fact, I could have called the police after George Klunk yelled and cussed.Violet the government must believe in aliens cause they sure spent a lot of taxpayers money.Must not be too unstable to have 1 child on the honor roll at a magnet school.Take that to the bank.Don't write a check can't cash.Neil is that the new practice to ask employees that have other jobs for their pay stubs.I would say it's illegal.Have a good day everybody I will pray for you all for not know better.If you know better you would do better.
BlutAusNord September 28, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Th word on the street about George Klunk is that he is a bully,doesn't know to talk to employees with respectThey say he is a good number cruncher but a lousy manager.The building services employees always get the short end of the stick.Klunk also has the bureau of Rec.& Parks worried about their jobs.It is said that he spies on them & wants to privatize their jobs.Klunk is none happier then when bullying.Maybe his wife runs a tight ship at home & he feels he needs to be tough at work.
john September 28, 2012 at 01:54 PM
You get it. Property Managment is an embarrassingly inept group. Their arrogance will cost Baltimore County plenty. KK, wake up.
Buzz Beeler September 28, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Blut, your forgot abut the word on the inside.
Buzz Beeler September 28, 2012 at 02:03 PM
John, reminds me of the story "Sleeping Beauty."
BlutAusNord September 28, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Sorry Buzz,you are right.I have friends who work for the county & I hear horror stories all of the time about how inept management is & it start at the top.Also Buzz I have respect for you being a former law enforcement officer.
Buzz Beeler September 28, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Blut, no need to apologize I was making light of the terms outside vs. inside and thank for your kind comment. I always try and get the truth both good and not so good. I guess people call me because I'll listen and others won't.
Norman Clarkson September 28, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Someone needs to fix how property management is run. After speaking to several former county employees that have been force to retire because of and it is obvious that they want to build an empire around him to protect him. God help Baltimore County and in will all change in 2 years. Vote against kamenetz.
Norman Clarkson September 28, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Parks look the same as they always have. It however seems like the process to getting repairs done take a lot longer then before. It was also nice to be able to speak to people that knew what they where talking about and not of bunch of "customer service" rep's that do not have a clue Vote against Kamenetz
Brook-lynn October 10, 2012 at 12:59 PM
His live-in girlfriend: Tina Glab who is a supervisor for Baltimore County-Pumping and Treatment Division-Fullerton Complex located at 4423 Buscks School House rd. Rosedale, MD. They reside at: 6409 Kenwood Ave. Rosedale, MD.. Tony D. Bryant was charged with theft from Baltimore county on 9/28/2012; this was a result of what Ms. Grant told authorities and upper management within the county. Tina Glab has criminal background that includes 2nd degree assault and multiple civil judgements. She is also driving on a suspended license. Tony Bryant has a criminal background that includes misdemeanor theft and civil judgements.
Employee of Klunk October 23, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Until the community is aware of what this man is doing, they will continue to be misinformed.. Your tax dollars are being completely wasted!! This man has bought several pieces of equipment that are not sufficient to the work we do. Each at a near of $40,000 a piece. He came here as an axe man. He has forced people into retirement, fired people, and is currently pushing 2 supervisors who have been in their areas for 30yrs+ to swap the shops they run. This makes their drive a 40 mile or greater distance one way. Where is this a legit transfer? It's not, this is his way of making them mad in hopes they will retire and he can put his own men in. Work that's normally done quick and efficiently in parks is remaining not taken care of or is being contracted to Mexicans. Trees that need to be removed are not and ones that are fine are. Employees thru certain 6 months out of a year are denied vacatio or any leave time, if you have an illness or injury your penalized. 2 types of GPS systems are installed in every vehicle which don't even get utilized except to their benefit. Our restrooms in our parks are only open thru spring and summer, people who need to use a bathroom must drive to a close store or restaurant to use facilities and then are being written up for stopping off of break time. There is so much one could write. Again tax dollars are being severely wasted.
Norman Clarkson October 31, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Mr. Employee of Klunk. A few questions if you can answer great if you cant't can you point me in the right direction. It looks like everyone is afraid of going after this administration but guess what they work for the citizens of this County not the other way around. Is this the same George Klunk that ran his fathers drywall business into the ground? How long has he been running this group and how much money does he make? How many workers has he gotten rid of that where moved to his empire? Who use to run the group and what happen to them? Exactly how many County agencies got dismantled because of this Administration and Mr. Klunk? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
don November 04, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Norman, you've asked good questions. Unfortuantely, this Administration doesn't provide good answers. It's not their way. Most County agencies have been weakened by changes approved by KK. Workers are been moved to jobs they're not prepared to do. Experienced staff have left. Morale is low. Mr. Klunk has been expanding his power for less than a year. It's bad,very bad!
Norman Clarkson November 05, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Thank Don. Can anyone give any good reasoning why the administration allowed this to happen. Why would they weaken the county..
Buzz Beeler November 05, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Norman, because of weak leadership on the part of the executive Mr. Kamenetz. He is the boss of bosses. To allow a wink link to continue unabated is evidence of same. On the other hand you have the power and arrogance that listen to know one. They are above that. Their pals count more than condition of the work place.
ED November 05, 2012 at 07:33 PM
The County is only interested in the bottom line, not the negative impact of their decisions. They are looking for ways to cut costs and reduce services. KK put his arrogant and incompetent leadership team together. The buck stops there.
Buzz Beeler November 05, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Ed, when I was running for county council, I meet Kamenetz at a event. He said "I heard you're running against John." I replied yes I was then asked what are some of the problems down there. I started to respond and he cut me off and responded. I could not believe my ears when he said - matter of factually, it's been a while so I can't quote but he said to me, well you know a councilman's job is to fill potholes for the constituents. That is almost a direct quote. When I heard that I turned to my friend and could not believe what this man running for county executive just said. He then turned and walked away.
Jenn November 06, 2012 at 07:42 PM
since you think I'm Tina....I"ll let you keeping thinking it. Why don't you inform everyone about Timika's record since the article/blog is about her... 19 arrest since 2001 attempted murder, armed robbery, etc, etc, etc,...wow What a steller citizen. You may have missed the earlier post with this information. I didn't want you to miss this inportant piece of information since it seems you are full of it. you can take that anyway you like but I know how I meant it.
Norman Clarkson November 07, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Buzz I've been a resident of Towson for over 40 years and have seen CE's come and go. But there is one thing I'm sure of and that is KK is a one term CE. He has totally wiped out Recreation and Parks and the fine leadership it once had. Totally has ruined communications with the constituency to the point that we can't get a straight answer of why this is happening. I called several times and have gotten no response except from a Service rep.. The rep that has no knowledge of anything other then giving a generic answer. We want real answers. Buzz run for CE you got my vote.
Buzz Beeler November 07, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Norman, that was very kind of you but I learned the hard way politics is not my bag, writing is. I'm working on a story about a campaign reward where a person was given a created job and a large raise for working on a campaign. After I file my FIA I'll get more information. Someone said on the radio this morning how can you win against Santa Klaus? The truth no longer matters, just give me mine. What happens when the credit card is rejected. That's when the real problems begin. The middle class is outnumbered and even combined with the 1% it' still far short. Most people have no clue as to how government is run, much less who is running it. I had business man going under asking me who their councilman was and he thought I had won the race almost two years after the fact. I predict the rapid decline of this nation as the have-nots become more embolden outnumbering the haves. We just don't have the money or the means to make the money. You can't tax 47% of the people in this country that don't make enough to pay taxes. Our economy strongly impacts he rest of the world and while we are failing (16.5 trillion debt) others are being forced off the cliff. That fits our county executive to a tee. We can't win this one but maybe the executive race can find a new leader next time.
Norman Clarkson November 09, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Buzz. I'm sure that happens with every administration not just this one. I'm sure if you dig deep enough you will find that there are so many high payed County officials that are related. This administration feels they are in touchable and have force so many good employees out so they can place there friends, families and campaign staff in high paying positions. Good luck.

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