Female Corrections Officer Files Harassment Lawsuit

Female Corrections Officer Files Harassment Lawsuit

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A female Corrections officer has filed a harassment lawsuit.

Christine Facemyer, a shift leader at the Fremont Community Correctional Center, accuses prison authorities of holding female employees to a higher standard than men. She says prison authorities allow their male co-workers to harass and insult their female employees.

Facemyer contends the hostile actions included putting her and other women "in known dangerous situations for the purpose of intimidating them from continuing their employment."

Facemyer also says that objections by women of the bad treatment were routinely dismissed and that she was retaliated against when she complained.

Her suit, seeks 400-thousand-dollars in general and punitive damages and an order to stop the alleged conduct.

The Corrections Department and six prison officials are named as defendants.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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