Chemung County Being Sued

10.15.13 | Bob Price

A former Chemung County Correctional Officer is suing Chemung County for at least $3 million dollars after claiming she was unfairly dismissed from her job. This summons complaint filed by Elmira resident Edith Jordan claims her rights under the "Family Medical Leave Action Act" were violated.  Now, she's filing complaints against the county, Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss and Undersheriff William Schrom. In the summons, Jordan says she was also treated unfairly as a female in the workplace. Jordan was employed as a part-time correctional officer for the county from August 2009 to September 2011. According to the complaint, in June of 2010 she requested temporary leave from her work schedule to deal with her son's serious health condition and disability. Jordan says after that request, she was placed on an 'on call' status and was no longer allowed to participate in job related training.