Hein's suit claims his colleagues and higher-ups were both insensitive and vindictive -- "Nobody in CCSF administration took Mr. Hein's disabling condition seriously, as directives were rarely written out as requested. This hopelessly complicated Mr. Hein's efforts to comply with the ever-shifting policies and attitudes of CCSF administration." On the vindictive side, the suit states that others' disdain for Hein personally and dismissal of his ADHD led to retaliatory measures.
Hein maintains that CCSF officials deliberately altered the requirements for a promotion to mandate a certificate Hein did not possess. The lawsuit states this was a personal attack against Hein, who was unpopular -- and white.
"Mr Hein was also excluded from consideration because he is a white male," the suit boldly states. "Dean Rita Jones has, on numerous occasions, displayed her biases against Caucasians and she has given preferential treatment to African Americans on staff." Hein's lawsuit maintains that his being passed over for that promotion was a "retaliatory and racist denial."
City College has, until later this month to respond to Hein's suit. At that time, CCSF officials will have to do something Hein and his attorney claim they refused to before -- make their plans known in writing.