Western Washington University Settles a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

According to a report in the Bellingham Herald, Western Washington University has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a woman who alleged she was fired from her job as a dispatcher for the campus police department because she had complained about coworkers making racist and sexist remarks. According to court documents, coworkers stated one woman worker “dressed like a Mexican prostitute” and that another worker only kept her job because she performed sexual favors for superiors.

The university stated that the woman was released after a probationary period and her firing did not violate state law. The university agreed to pay the plaintiff $135,000, who had originally sought $300,000 in damages.

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