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Wednesday February 21st 2018



America’s Worst Bosses 2014

eBossWatch, the leading career resource that enables people to anonymously rate their bosses and evaluate potential employers, today published its sixth annual list of America’s 100 Worst Bosses.

The 2014 America’s Worst Bosses list includes three mayors, five judges, 19 law enforcement officers and officials, 12 restaurant bosses, and a venture capitalist.

A panel of workplace experts selected and ranked the worst bosses from across the country. To date, the 2014 America’s Worst Bosses have cost their employers over $21 million in monetary damages and lawsuit settlement payments.  Of this amount, the 56 bosses in the public sector have cost their respective taxpayers $15 million.

The states with the highest number of bad bosses on this year’s list are New York (13), Texas (11), California (11), New Mexico (5), Georgia (5), New Jersey (4), and Kentucky (4).

The managers who made this year’s list of America’s Worst Bosses were named in workplace lawsuits or were accused of workplace harassment and/or sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and/or creating a hostile work environment.

America's Worst Bosses

The eBossWatch panel of workplace experts who selected and ranked the worst bosses from across the country includes includes:

  • Linnda Durre, Ph.D., a psychotherapist, business consultant, corporate trainer, international speaker, columnist, and author of Surviving the Toxic Workplace.
  • Kevin Kennemer, MA,  founder of The People Group, writer of The Chief People Officer blog, great workplace consultant and speaker. Kennemer assists companies on their journey to create great workplaces where employees are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, a workplace bullying subject matter expert; founder of Civility Partners, a training and consulting firm focused on building positive workplaces; an international speaker; and author of BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work.
  • Erica Pinsky, M.Sc. CHRP, a Respectful Workplace Solutions Expert, speaker, trainer, consultant, and author of the highly acclaimed book Road to Respect: Path to Profit, which is filled with engaging stories, powerful insights and concrete strategies for achieving sustainable success in today’s highly challenging and diverse business environment. Erica Pinsky is on sabbatical this year.
  • Marilyn Veincentotzs, an organizational consultant, speaker, advocate, and author of How Organizations Empower Bully Bosses.
  • Beverly Peterson, a documentary filmmaker, Associate Professor at Montclair State University, and co-founder of the National Workplace Bullying Coalition. Her award-winning film and interactive experience, What Killed Kevin, explores workplace bullying and was featured in the Washington Post, Huffington Post and Psychology Today.

America’s Worst Bosses 2014

Boss Organization Location
1 Bikram Choudhury Bikram’s Yoga College of India LP Los Angeles, CA
2 Ernest LeClair City of Chicopee Chicopee, MA
3 Michael Sakellis Basta Pasta Fallston, MD
4 James Gallegos & Charles Ratliff, Jr. Pitre Buick Albuquerque, NM
5 Sgt. 1st Class Shannon TallantSgt. Jarrett CarsonSgt. John Nieves Alaska Army National Guard Fort Richardson, AK
6 Sheriff Phil Redmond Iredell County Sheriff’s Department Statesville, NC
7 Dr. John Pellegrini Hope Pain Clinic Beckley, WV
8 Sgt. Steven Gori & Lt. Michael Deeba St. Louis Police Department St. Louis, MO
9 Anthony Anderson The Brachfeld Law Group Houston, TX
10 Keith Washington Cook County Highway Department Chicago, IL
11 Kevin Howes Homeland Energy Solutions Lawler, IA
12 Sgt. Stephen Harper Kentucky Department of Corrections Elliott County, KY
13 Chief Bill McNeil Casselberry Police Department Casselberry, FL
14 Mustafa Abdi Light Group Las Vegas, NV
15 Sheila Flynn New Life Business Institute Jamaica, NY
16 Francisco Sciaraffa Webb County Laredo, TX
17 Sheriff Mike Byrd Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Jackson County, MS
18 Anthony Stanford Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM
19 Harvey Bennett Wendy’s Iron Mountain, MI
20 John Hale Delaware County Department of Community Services Media, PA
21 Charles Johnson Pritchardville Elementary School Bluffton, SC
22 Eric Price Texas Roadhouse Restaurant Columbus, OH
23 Dong Whang Konad USA Distribution Buena Park, CA
24 Isaac Sanders East Stroudsburg University East Stroudsburg, PA
25 Jim McKinney EmCare Dallas, TX
26 Michael Lauria McDonald’s New York, NY
27 Eugene Polyak St. Paul Police Department St. Paul, MN
28 Emmett Benavidez Swisher County Sheriff’s Department Tulia, TX
29 David Ware Fulton County Atlanta, GA
30 Robert Torres Killeen Independent School District Killeen, TX
31 Michael Coats New Smyrna Beach Fire Department New Smyrna Beach, FL
32 Victor Chevdawala Super 8 Motel Alamogordo, NM
33 David Powers ABC Sober Living San Diego, CA
34 Jerry Fund Automatic Meter Reading Corp New York, NY
35 Mayor Carlo DeMaria City of Everett Everett, MA
36 Joseph “J.W.” Lown City of San Angelo San Angelo, TX
37 Pam Matranga Galveston County Galveston, TX
38 Peter West Ricardo’s Restaurant Erie, PA
39 Eytan Sugarman & Ronnie Kaplan Southern Hospitality New York, NY
40 Thomas Dixon & Dartez Daniel Taboo 2 Bar & Bistro Sandy Springs, GA
41 Bruce Milstead City of Huntington Huntington, TX
42 Mayor Don Catchen City of Park Hills Park Hills, KY
43 Paul M. Weiss Freed & Weiss Highland Park, IL
44 Donald Rundall Jefferson High School Rockford, IL
45 Dr. Vivek Padha Martinsburg Radiology Associates Martinsburg, WV
46 Michael Noel Maryland Transportation Authority Police Baltimore, MD
47 Dennis Gabryszak New York State Assembly Buffalo, NY
48 Dr. Hans Hansen Pain Relief Center Charlotte, NC
49 John Haag CMEA Capital San Francisco, CA
50 Tyler Brown & Jason Beard Huddle House Pine Bluff, AR
51 John SullivanThomas CasabonaJR Lozado Johnny Utah’s New York, NY
52 Ray Wile JPMorgan Chase Columbus, OH
53 Scott Tolbert LA Fitness Boca Raton, FL
54 Scott Miller Monterey County Sheriff’s Department Monterey, CA
55 Judge Bryant Cochran Murray County Chatsworth, GA
56 Judge David Bell New Orleans Juvenile Court New Orleans, LA
57 Robert “Bob” Apodaca Central Basin Municipal Water District Commerce, CA
58 Major General Thomas Katkus Alaska National Guard Fort Richardson, AK
59 James Carell CareAll Nashville, TN
60 Jose Huizar City of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
61 Eldrick Horton Douglass High School Atlanta, GA
62 Lt. Carl Gaines & Lt. Laurence Lakind Houston Police Department Houston, TX
63 Joseph Ferraina Long Branch School District Long Branch, NJ
64 Wilda RodriguezVictor CabreraTeresa Ramirez Prestige Transportation Service Miami, FL
65 Anthony Lombardi Public School 49 Queens, NY
66 Rick Findlay Salt Lake City Police Department Salt Lake City, UT
67 Chip Coleman City of Culpeper Culpeper, VA
68 Terry Peeples Grant County Detention Center Williamstown, KY
69 Kenneth “Scott” King Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Frankfort, KY
70 Louie Lovejoy Little Caesar’s Pizza Kanawha City, WV
71 Todd Carter Mason Police Department Mason, OH
72 Jason Dunagan Meskwaki Nation Police Department Tama, IA
73 Frank Morea Seapod Pawnbrokers New York, NY
74 Kenneth Sisson SunTrust Bank Sarasota, FL
75 Raymond Powell Jackson Township Jackson Township, NJ
76 Yun Chang Chinese Chef’s Buffet Miami, OK
77 Mayor Joseph Maturo City of East Haven East Haven, CT
78 Rosalyn Templeton Montana State University-Northern Havre, MT
79 Capt. Gregory McWherter Naval Base Coronado Coronado, CA
80 Judge Timothy Henderson Sedgwick County Courthouse Wichita, KS
81 Rep. Bill Kramer Wisconsin State Assembly Madison, WI
82 Judge Cory Woodward Kern County Superior Court Bakersfield, CA
83 Dr. Michael Simons Yale School of Medicine New Haven, CT
84 Dan Houston Bernalillo County Sheriff Department Albuquerque, NM
85 John Fugger City of Morristown Morristown, NJ
86 Dominick Pondaco Howell Township Howell, NJ
87 Jim Day Lewis County Public Utility District Morton, WA
88 John Goodman National Center for Policy Analysis Dallas, TX
89 Judge Scott Steiner Orange County Superior Court Santa Ana, CA
90 Reese Oxendine Pembroke Police Department Pembroke, NC
91 Ryan Fisher Red Lobster Salisbury, MD
92 James Collins UBS Melville, NY
93 John Brooks Chicago Fire Department Chicago, IL
94 Mitchell Englander City of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
95 Ronald Ike East St. Louis Police Department East St. Louis, IL
96 Paul Hardy Essex County Sheriff’s Department Middleton, MA
97 John Nieder Island County Sheriff’s Department Coupeville, WA
98 Dan Reiner Community Health Center Casper, WY
99 Khem Andrew FYC International East Haven, CT
100 Jimmy Soni Huffington Post New York, NY

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