A former employee wrote a letter accusing Kraig Kojian, the president and CEO of the Downtown Long Beach Alliance, of having a toxic work environment and mistreatment, per the LB Post.
Details of the allegations:
The letter was sent to Long Beach City Councilmembers Allen and Zendejas by a former DLBA employee alleging that Kojian engaged in “workplace bullying and a toxic work environment, largely inflicted upon women workers.”
The letter makes no claims of illegal conduct or sexual harassment by Kojian, and both councilmembers sent their letter to the City Attorney's office and the DLBA.
The accuser also wrote, “I strongly believe Mr. Kojian’s pattern of workplace bullying of female employees constitutes gender discrimination,” and calls for an “investigation and correction.”
Where things stand:
Kojian remains employed by DLBA and the organization has hired a law firm to investigate the accusations.