Report by Paula Antolini, October 29, 2022, 10:43AM EDT
Brad (Bradley) Koltz, Former Director of the Bethel Chamber of Conmerce, has filed a lawsuit against the chamber (view 12 page document here) for “wrongful termination, breach of contract and other allegations” according to a report by the CT Insider on October 29, 2022.
The lawsuit was filed at state Superior Court in Danbury on Tuesday, and Koltz was “demanding at least $15,000 in damages from his ex-employer” the report by the CT Insider states.
“Koltz claims in the suit that he was fired over an article his newspaper published and that he had raised concerns to the Chamber about financial issues” the report states.
Koltz indicated the issues included, “the condition that he would not perform his publishing work during work hours at the Chamber’ … “an auto-renewing annual contract with a buyout clause” … the Chamber’s “serious financial issues” … “thousands of dollars in unpaid invoice; hundreds of un-invoiced member dues totaling over $98,000; and inappropriate contracts entered into” … and “a contract with a copy machine vendor” and more, according to CT Insider.
The article states Koltz claims he “has suffered and will continue to suffer damages including lost wages, fringe benefits, health insurance, emotional and psychological distress, stress, anxiety and loss of ability to enjoy life’s pleasures and activities.” … “He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages for the Chamber’s alleged misconduct, as well as damages for alleged breach of contract, tortious interference and emotional distress.”
He is being represented by attorney Michael McMinn in Bridgeport.