Assemblywoman Sanctioned On Sexual Harrassment Charges

Mar 9, 2016

  An Assemblywoman from Western New York has been sanctioned by the Assembly ethics committee on charges she sexually harassed a male staffer.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who released the news of the punishments after the Assembly had left for the week, says Angela Wozniak, a freshman Democrat who represents the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga, will be issued a public letter, saying she violated the Assembly’s Policy Prohibiting Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation.

Wozniak is also ordered to “cease publicizing details of the investigation” and to stop “making disparaging statements" against the former staffer who accused her of harassment. The staff member will be placed in a comparable job in the Assembly, at the same rate of pay.

Wozniak is also prohibited from having any interns in her office.

Wozniak replaced Dennis Gabryszak, who was also accused of sexual  harassment by several female staffers, and resigned.