PHRC Boss Ousted

Governor Tom Wolf has removed the chairman of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. Gerald S. Robinson, who was appointed by former Governor Tom Corbett, was essentially fired from his position yesterday.

The PHRC, which handles claims of discrimination and harassment in the workplace, has been the subject of several complaints against it by current and former staffers. Those complaints allege, among other things, harassment and discriminatory hiring practices. They also allege Robinson used multiple racial slurs.

According to the report on, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News have been working on an article “citing a slew of allegations against the agency.” When that article is published, expect to hear a lot more about this story.

In the meantime, Joel Bolstein, a Bucks County lawyer, has been named the interim chairman.

To read the full report on Robinson’s outster, please click here.

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