Ex-Maine Border Officer Settles Suit Against DHS

Updated 12 months ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer in Maine who said in a lawsuit that her supervisor told her that her place was in the kitchen and disparaged her Catholicism has received a $285,000 settlement from the government.

Rebecca Albert Carnot said in her lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security last year that her supervisor told her that “a woman’s place is in front of the oven,” and that Catholic Masses are “more of a gym workout than a service.”

Carnot reached an agreement with the government in May but did not disclose it until this month.

Carnot tells the Portland Press Herald, she wanted to clear her name but is disappointed that no one was disciplined for the way she was treated.

Federal officials did not return messages.

 


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