BANGOR — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer says in a lawsuit filed against the Department of Homeland Security that her supervisor created a hostile work environment by repeatedly demeaning women, discussing his conservative Christian views and treating her differently from her male colleagues.

Rebecca Albert Carnot of Rangeley says she was illegally fired in January 2011 after working in the Coburn Gore Station in northwestern Maine for two years.

Carnot says the supervisor said women should not be involved in law enforcement and had a duty to obey their husbands in accordance with the Bible.

The 33-year-old Carnot is seeking reinstatement, damages, back wages and benefits and legal expenses.

The Bangor Daily News reports that a Justice Department spokesman had no comment.


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