New York Jury Awards Guard $465,000 for Sexual Harassment

October 11, 2011

A federal jury has awarded a female correction officer in upstate New York $465,000 after she said she was sexually harassed by another guard.

Amy Negron said a corporal at the Ulster County Jail cornered her, grabbed her genitals and made sexual comments in December 2005. The corporal was later fired.

Negron filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission then sued in June 2008. The jury award was announced this week.

Negron’s lawyer says the county was ordered to pay $390,000, the current and former sheriffs $30,000 each and the corporal, Paul Wesolowski, $15,000.

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