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County personnel director placed on leave following investigation into harassment claims


SCHOHARIE COUNTY, N.Y. – A county official has been put on administrative leave following harassment allegation.

On Friday night, the second in a two-part report regarding alleged discrimination, harassment, and intimidation in a county workplace was released on Schoharie County's website.

The report focuses on the Schoharie County personnel director, Cassandra Ethington.  Current and former county employees have pointed to Ethington as the main source of harassment in the workplace.

Although partially redacted, the report shows emails and transcripts from an October 9, 2013 interview with Ethington regarding the accusations. Some cases in the report go as far back as 2010.

Ethington's husband, Todd Ethington, is currently running for Schoharie County Sheriff.

The first report was released in October. 

To read the full report click here.

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