Rutgers Official Accused of Creating Hostile Workplace

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A Rutgers University senior associate athletic director has been accused of creating a toxic, abusive workplace environment within the New Jersey university’s athletic department.

According to NJ Advance Media, two formal complaints have been made against Michael Szul, Rutgers’ senior associate athletic director for finance, administration and planning. The complaints have been filed separately with Rutgers’ human resources department since Szul took on the position in May 2017, with a racial discrimination complaint being filed in July 2017 and a hostile work environment complaint in July 2018.

“Anyone who he didn’t see at his level that he thought he could bully, he bullied,” a source told NJ Advance Media. “Every single person below him had enough issues that they’ve had to go to (Rutgers) administration about him.”

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