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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 04:08 AM

Lawsuit: Harassment at corrections agency left woman disabled with fear

Strengthening workplace protections in state government was a focal point of this year's legislative session in Albany, but a federal lawsuit filed in 2012 and headed to trial this fall alleging sexual harassment at Attica prison of a teacher by a guard illustrates how state agencies are rarely held accountable when they fail to enforce policies in place.

Court papers detailing a pattern of harassment, stalking and retaliation at the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision indicate managers and investigators failed to adhere to sexual-harassment protocol, which resulted in a female employee suffering a mental breakdown, according to experts who examined her.

Beginning in December 2009, Pamela S. Small, a 55-year-old former teacher at Attica Correctional Facility, repeatedly told her supervisors that a co-worker, Correction Officer Carl Cuer, fixated on her and sent her increasingly disturbing texts, letters and emails, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

Cuer claimed in letters, attached to the complaint, that God had begun speaking to him and told him that his wife would die and that he and Small were destined to be together. Despite her objections, he left love notes on her desk and showed up at her classroom and at her home.

Read more: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Harassment-and-stalking-at-state-agency-left-12985339.php

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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 07:13 AM

1. Well there ya go. God told him to do it. He listen's to a higher authority than Cuomo.

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