Law firm: Sexual harassment allegations against RCSD superintendent ‘unsubstantiated’
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A law firm representing Rochester City School District says claims of sexual harassment and retaliation against Superintendent, Dr. Lesli Myers-Small and two other district employees are "unsubstantiated."
A representative from Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP released the news in a statement through the district Friday, as it says its investigation has now been concluded. Additionally, the Board of Education has had an opportunity to review the findings.
News10NBC first learned of the complaint back in September. Board President Van White confirmed at the time the internal complaint was filed by one district employee. Specifics of the allegations were not shared.
Breaking: A decision by the law firm investigating allegations of harassment and retaliation vs RCSD Supt. Myers-Small: "The allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation against the three named employees are unsubstantiated." @news10nbc Here is the full statement ====>>> pic.twitter.com/7Z3xqL3kgw— Berkeley Brean (@whec_bbrean) December 10, 2021
Woods Oviatt says due to the fact that an administrative complaint has also been filed with the New York State Division of Human Rights by the employee, that matter is ongoing.
The firm said no further information can be provided at this time.