LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) - Federal authorities have accused authorities in a western New York county of discriminating against a pregnant corrections officer by forcing her to take paid and unpaid leave.
The U.S. Justice Department says in a complaint filed Monday that the Niagara County Sheriff's Department violated its own policies and treated Carisa Boddecker differently than other employees when officials turned down her request in September 2007 to be assigned to a position that didn't require contact with inmates or overtime work.
After getting a note from her doctor, the department retroactively changed its policy and said it had no such post for Boddecker.
She hired a lawyer and filed a complaint in January 2008 that led to Monday's action seeking undetermined back pay and damages.
The county attorney wasn't available to comment.
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