The real harm of discrimination must be exposed

The Sun Journal editorialized about our series on state employee discrimination suits. Here’s an excerpt:

“A Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting investigation, published Dec. 19, revealed the disgraceful behavior and the costly settlement agreements in state government based on its review of public records detailing the accusations and resulting compensation.

For instance, taxpayers spent $20,000 to settle a claim made by a state prison worker who was subjected to regular sexual harassment, including being referred to as “Genitalia” instead of her real name, and being asked about her favorite sexual positions.

No one should have to endure that degradation, never mind at work and certainly not from fellow corrections officers who most certainly know better.”

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