An assistant librarian says she was fired after reporting two town employees having sex in the library late last month — and now she plans to file a lawsuit against the New Mexico town.
Jamie Kurz walked in the Estancia Public Library before opening one morning and heard noises emitting from the children’s section of the library, her attorney, Joseph CampBell, told KOB-TV. When she walked over to investigate, Kurz saw two town employees having sexual intercourse, the attorney said.
“Right in the middle of the library, in front of God and everybody,” attorney CampBell told the local news station.
After catching the two in the act, Kurz allegedly contacted the town clerk, Julie Carter, and Mayor Sylvia Chavez. She later wrote the mayor asking for time off to avoid a “hostile work situation,” her attorney said.
Days after Chavez approved her time off, Kurz and Carter both learned they would be terminated, according to CampBell.
“They’re two outsiders, non-locals,” he said. “You know, they stumbled upon and kicked up a hornets nest.”
Mayor Chavez was reportedly unavailable to comment on the matter, according to KOB-TV.
The town’s attorney, Catherine Robinson, however, told KOB-TV the pair was not fired for reporting the sex act, but insisted she could not elaborate more because it was a personnel matter. She added that the two employees were dealt with after Kurz reported the sex act.
According to KOB-TV, one of the accused employees was still at work on Friday.
The mayor claimed in an October 10th letter that Kurz was terminated for not turning in the library keys upon request and failing to meet with her to address claims of a hostile work environment.
Carter has also hired an attorney who also plans to file a lawsuit against the town.
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