Woman says she found noose in office cubicle

Woman says she found noose in office cubicle »Play Video
Vanessa Savage

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- "This is 2014 and a supervisor brings a noose to work and nothing is done about it."

Vanessa Savage told KATU she found a noose in an office cubicle at Washington County's housing department with a note that read "Termination Notice."

A county investigation found the noose was not racially motivated and ordered employees to undergo sensitivity training. Savage doesn't buy it.

"A noose is designed to terrorize people and there's a historical precedent that that's what the noose does," she said. "And when you put a noose on a note that says 'terminated, fired,' he wanted it to have a certain impact and it did."

She believes the investigation let the supervisor off scot-free, so she's hired a lawyer and is looking into legal action. Savage took a leave of absence after the incident but returned to work. She considers the office a hostile work environment.