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Potential hostile work environment at Maine State Prison based on ethnic slurs and harassment

Records from the Maine Department of Corrections (Maine DOC) reportedly show that Maine DOC disciplined eight officers at the Maine State Prison this year for making ethnic slurs against another officer. Maine DOC also reportedly disciplined a supervisor who failed to take corrective action when he became aware of the ethnic slurs. Despite these disciplinary actions, the officer targeted by this harassment could still potentially seek compensation for any damages he or she suffered as a result of the harassment because the supervisor failed to take prompt corrective action. Furthermore, if the officer targeted by the harassment experiences any retaliation, such as retaliatory harassment, because of his or her complaint about the ethnic slurs, he or she could also seek compensation for damages caused by that retaliation.