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Former Michigan Court Employee Gets $250K Settlement in Harassment Case

A former Bay County Friend of the Court employee who filed a federal lawsuit in Michigan saying she was sexually harassed is getting a $250,000 settlement. The Bay City Times reports it obtained details of the settlement involving Patricia McIver …

Ex-Montana State Student Sues School Over Sex Assault

A former Montana State University student has filed a lawsuit against the school alleging she and other women were sexually assaulted and harassed by a former music professor. The woman’s Oct. 11 lawsuit alleges the university negligently hired, retained and …

California Fruit Producer Faces Federal Sex Harassment Suit

A federal lawsuit has been filed charging that a central California dried fruit producer subjected its female workers to ongoing sexual harassment. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Madera-based company Z Foods and Zoria Farms alleging they unlawfully …

Casino Executives Named in Iowa Harassment Lawsuit

A former employee at an Iowa casino is accusing its general manager of making inappropriate sexual comments to employees and patrons. Gail Wilson, a former guest services manager at Lakeside Casino in Osceola, filed a lawsuit alleging that she was …

Sexual-Harassment Suit Costs Ohio Fire Deptment $900K

A central Ohio township is going to pay nearly $900,000 to a former firefighter to resolve a sexual-harassment lawsuit. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the settlement between Orange Township and Raechel Peters also calls for reinstating the firefighter to her …

Montana Disaster Services Chief Of Staff Resigns

Paul Grimstad, the chief of staff for the embattled Montana Disaster and Emergency Services, submitted his resignation Monday, an agency spokesman said. Grimstad will leave the agency on June 30, said Maj. Tim Crowe of the Department of Military Affairs. …

Ohio Justices Order Six-Month Suspension for Ex-AG

The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered Marc Dann, who resigned as the state’s attorney general in 2008 amid a sexual harassment scandal, to give up his law license for six months. The court’s decision was a blow to Dann’s attempt …

San Diego to Pay $675,000 Over Police Sex Case

San Diego in Southern California will pay $675,000 to a woman who claimed she was groped by a former police officer. U-T San Diego reported the City Council approved the payment on Tuesday. The woman claimed Anthony Arevalos touched her breasts after …

Top 25 Workplace Harassment, Bias Settlements

In honor of National Boss Day, eBossWatch, which enables people to anonymously rate their bosses and evaluate potential employers, has released a study on workplace harassment and discrimination charges that is says are costing employers a “shocking” amount of money. …

Lawsuit Accuses Calif. Company of Sex Harassment

Federal officials have filed a lawsuit against a California electric company alleging it allowed discrimination and sexual harassment of female employees. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against the Bakersfield-based Braun Electric Company alleging that for the past two …