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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