Sexual harassment in the workplace is a very serious matter. Such harassment can cause a great deal of harm to employees.
Recently, a settlement was reached in a sexual harassment case. The case was from Connecticut. The case involved a woman who works as a police officer in a city in Connecticut. The woman alleged that she was subjected to workplace sexual harassment.
According to the woman, a police captain made sexual advances towards her. Reportedly, the woman rejected these alleged advances. The woman claimed that she was then subjected to retaliation for this rejection.
The woman reportedly made complaints to officials with the police department about this alleged sexual harassment. According to the woman, these complaints were not properly investigated.
The woman brought a lawsuit in a federal court in Connecticut against the above-mentioned city in connection to these allegations. According to the article on the Hartford Courant's website which reported this story, the woman and the city recently settled this sexual harassment lawsuit. It has been reported that, as part of this settlement, the city will make a monetary payment to the woman. No admissions of wrongdoing were made in this settlement.
No employee should have to be subjected to sexual harassment at their place of work. Thus, one hopes that employers are held accountable when they engage in conduct like that which was alleged in this case. One also hopes that all employers make sure to take all proper steps to protect their employees from workplace sexual harassment.
Source: The Hartford Courant, "New Britain Settles A Police Lawsuit; Several Still Pending," Don Stacom, Aug. 11, 2012
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