El Paso County, Colorado Will Pay Out Nearly $70,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Complaint Before Litigation.

The reality is that sexual harassment can take place at any place of employment and typically goes unreported out of fear of retaliation by those alleged to be committing the harassment. Victims of unlawful sexual harassment and discrimination are entitled to collect money damages for the injuries they have suffered as a result of the harassment. These money damages compensate the victim for the emotional and physical injuries they have suffered, including any lost wages and medical expenses. The expert sexual harassment attorneys at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have decades of experience fighting for our Massachusetts based clients.

El Paso County, Colorado will pay nearly $68,000 to settle a sexual harassment complaint made by a Sheriff’s Office employee who claimed she then faced retaliation after reporting it. The payout, approved by county commissioners last week, is the first time the county will spend taxpayer money on a settlement for employment-related claims against a Sheriff’s Department. The details of the charge, filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in April, are not public record. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the county denied liability for the allegations and maintained that the payment was made to avoid rising legal fees that would likely have exceeded the payout.

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