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Fire chief demoted for sexual harassment wants job back

Jesse Alba allegedly told a part-time female employee to quit because he was attracted to her and it was distracting


WAUKESHA, Wis. — A former fire chief is fighting to get his job back after he was demoted for having a sexual relationship with a part-time female employee.

CBS58 reported that Waukesha Fire Chief Jesse Alba was demoted to a firefighter two years ago for violating the anti-harassment policy and the Waukesha Fire Department’s Code of Conduct. He allegedly asked a woman in his department to quit because he was attracted to her and it was distracting to him.

The reassignment came after reports surfaced that he had an affair with the woman, who claims the sexual advances weren’t welcomed. She later resigned after Alba became chief.

Alba’s attorney, however, said the relationship was consensual.

The commission is expected to make a decision on Alba’s future within the next few weeks.

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