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University Policies Revised

Greensboro, NC: (Mar-31-08) The Justice Department brought a lawsuit against North Carolina A&T State University, alleging that Tasha Murray and Mattie Smith, two former campus police dispatchers, faced sexual harassment while on the job. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on their behalf in August 2007, in which it accused the University of failing to act after the women complained that a male supervisor sexually harassed them. Records reveal that Murray filed a discrimination complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in September 2005; and Smith filed a complaint in January 2006.

Sources stated that the two sides reached a settlement agreement, in which the school will have to revise its sexual harassment policies, apart from paying $29,000 to Murray and $26,000 to Smith as compensatory damages. Additionally, the Justice Department stated that the university must provide mandatory training regarding Title VII's prohibitions against sex discrimination and sexual harassment. The university will implement and distribute newly revised anti-harassment policies and retain certain records. It will also have to be subject to compliance monitoring by the federal government. [MYRTLE BEACH ONLINE: FEDS ANNOUNCE SETTLEMENT ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT AT NC A&T]

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Published on Apr-2-08


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