Northern California City Agrees To Pay $150K in Sex Harassment Suit

April 26, 2012

Concord, Calif. has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a lawsuit by an employee who said she was sexually harassed by a female police officer.

Wendy Schwartzenberger, a civilian community service officer, accused Lt. Robin Heinemann of unwelcome sexual remarks and physical advances that included hugging and kissing.

Schwartzenberger filed her lawsuit last year. The settlement was reached on Monday.

Acting City Attorney Mark Coon said attorneys in the case had agreed not to comment on the lawsuit’s merits. In a statement, he said the settlement was in the best interests of everyone concerned.

The money will come from city funds.

Heinemann was among the female officers who sued the department for sexual harassment more than a decade ago and split a $1.25 million settlement.

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