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Gender Bias

Las Vegas, NV: (May-13-08) Captain Jacquelyn Sandage, Nevada Highway Patrol's top female trooper, brought a lawsuit against the state, alleging that she faced sexual harassment and misconduct while on the job. The suit stated that Sandage was subjected to a sexually hostile work environment, which included name-calling and crude remarks. Court papers pertaining to the suit showed that investigation into Sandage's claims, led to the resignation of Colonel David Hosmer and the demotion of Major Robert Wideman.

As part of a recent development, state officials announced that the state of Nevada will pay close to $500,000 to Jacquelyn Sandage, resolving the 2006 lawsuit. [LAS VEGAS NOW: STATE TO PAY SETTLEMENT TO TROOPER IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE]

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Published on May-14-08


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