Failed office romance lands ex-employee in court

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New York’s Financial Industry Regulatory Authority took former employee Ling Chan to court in a bid to end her relentless harassment of the company, according to the New York Post.

In the year and a half since the Authority fired Chan, she applied 574 times for 82 positions at the authority, using 150 aliases from 11 email accounts.

The lawsuit alleges Chan targeted HR manager John Braut, signing him up for unwanted magazine subscriptions, some that were pornographic in nature, as well as pornographic websites. It also claims she is responsible for posting threats about him on numerous websites including Twitter.

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order against Chan, barring her from applying for jobs at the authority, filing any more ethics complaints or accessing its computers.

According to the lawsuit the saga began in December 2011 after a co-worker, Dan Small, rebuffed her advances.

Chan reportedly sent Small romantic emails, bought him cards, an initialled coffee mug and gold balls – all of which Small rejected.

“[The colleague] repeatedly made it clear that he was not interested in Chan romantically and that her amorous advances should stop, they did not,” the suit says.

When an HR rep then told Chan to back off, she then asked the rep to forward a love letter on. Chan was fired eight days later.

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