The boss of the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission allegedly went out in earnest last month – warning an employee “I’ll come see you” and even predicting the scene captured on camera would “Available in the New York Post in the morning. ”
Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk held a virtual meeting on February 15 with about 80 employees to tell them that Deputy Commissioner Dianna Pennetti, who was on leave, would not be returning to the TLC.
But the hour-long meeting quickly resolved – with the TLC commissioner allegedly babbling over staff questions and repeatedly uttering profanity, according to video recordings and recordings obtained by The Post.
“Someone is confused with the mute and don’t think I won’t find out who it is,” Heredia Jarmoszuk allegedly growled in one of the videos. “I’ll f-king come for you.”
She taunted another employee who asked about working on a day off, telling them, “Solve the issue with your boss.
“But don’t, like, b — h and complain about it because that’s not helpful to any of us.”
She continued to railing during a Microsoft Teams meeting, “Don’t come to me complaining about little things, because I can complain about everything that’s going on in my life at work. , all day every day.”
She then added, “This is likely going to be on The New York Post in the morning.”
The hateful videos and audios come after a lawsuit against Heredia Jarmoszuk and the city in December, alleging that she fostered a hostile work environment and regularly bullied employees at the agency .
Former TLC Director Joseph DeFrancis, 53, and former Deputy Director Ajay Kapur, 52, allege they were boxed by Heredia Jarmoszuk, then replaced by younger women as part of a form of segregation. treatment of older men, according to a lawsuit filed by the Manhattan Supreme Court.
“She’s the commissioner and president of an agency in New York City,” their attorney Mina Malik told The Post. “She must display the utmost professionalism and respect, not only for herself but also for her employees.
“I think that recording clearly shows that she has no respect for her staff. She doesn’t lead by example.”
Derek Sells, another attorney for the men, added, “She was the head of that law enforcement agency. She shouldn’t talk about someone taking the throne. “
During the February 15 meeting, Heredia Jarmoszuk also bragged about being the boss when an employee asked about expanding communication with leadership.
“But I’m the leader, honey,” she snapped. “No, I’m not part of [leadership]I to be Leadership.”
She also allegedly targeted another employee, who introduced herself and said that Heredia Jarmoszuk may have known him from a “video”.
“No, I haven’t seen a damn video,” she shot back, “but I know who you are in the paper.”
DeFrancis and Kapur were both fired by Heredia Jarmoszuk last April – because they were older men, they claimed.
DeFrancis was released just six days after he was approved for medical leave due to health problems he suffered since working at Ground Zero following the September 11 attacks. claimed his dismissal was in retaliation for submitting multiple discriminatory complaints about Heredia Jarmoszuk’s conduct.
“It is clear that, once awarded the position of President and Powerful Commissioner of the TLC, defendant Heredia Jarmoszuk used her power to bring down, humiliate and wrongly dismiss elderly men on a daily basis. , as well as hiring and/or promoting younger women regardless of experience or qualifications. to replace men who had been terminated,” their Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit alleges.
“In this way, defendant Heredia Jarmoszuk clearly demonstrated her discriminatory aversion to elderly male employees, creating a hostile work environment for them, and retaliating against employees who advocated discrimination.” her tyranny”.
DeFrancis – a 22-year NYPD veteran with a stellar work record – told The Post his job loss was horrendous.
“I felt unappreciated, depressed, sad, annoyed,” DeFrancis said. “Especially being a first responder on 9/11 – I have dedicated my life to serving the city. And this is the thank you I received. I felt thrown to the curb.”
Kapur – also an NYPD veteran and father of three – said he has yet to find another job.
“I do not know what to do. I have family,” Kapur said. “I have two sons who are in college… it’s very frustrating not only for myself but for my whole family.”
He added, “I went to work every day, did what was asked of me, did my job”
He said he was fired because of “what kind of person I am – being an older man.”
Heredia Jarmoszuk – who makes $243,000 in 2021, according to SeeThroughNY – was “handpicked” by former Mayor Bill de Blasio to head the TLC, the lawsuit said.
The City Attorney’s Office and the TLC did not immediately return requests for comment.
The Post left a voice message on a phone number listed for Heredia Jarmoszuk.
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