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Bikram Yoga Founder Ordered to Pay $6.5M in Punitive Damages for Harassment

The founder of Bikram yoga on Tuesday was ordered to pay nearly $6.5 million to his former legal adviser who said he sexually harassed and wrongfully fired her for investigating another woman’s rape allegation. The punitive damages are in addition …

Missouri Jury Awards $7.5M to Ex-St. Louis Cop

A jury on Friday awarded a $7.5 million judgment to a former St. Louis, Mo., police officer who claimed her supervising sergeant sexually harassed her and that she suffered retaliation for complaining. Tanisha Ross-Paige won $300,000 in compensatory damages and …

15 Women Can’t Testify at Trucker Harassment Trial

A judge says 15 female drivers who claim they were sexually harassed by male trainers cannot testify at the upcoming trial against a Cedar Rapids, Iowa trucking company. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade barred the testimony Monday from women who …

Ohio City Pays $150K to Settle Harassment Claim

City officials in Columbus, Ohio have approved paying $150,000 to settle a federal sexual-harassment lawsuit involving a municipal court judge. The Columbus Dispatch reports that former court reporter Brenda Williams sued two years ago, claiming there was a hostile workplace …

IHOP Settles Sex Suit for $1 Million

The owner of seven IHOP restaurants in the Albuquerque, N.M., area has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit alleging one of his managers sexually harassed a number of female workers, including teenagers. The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity …

Japanese Judo Coach Fired for Alleged Harassment

Retired two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Masato Uchishiba was fired on Tuesday as a university coach because of sexual harassment allegations. A statement released Tuesday by Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare said the 33-year-old Uchishiba had been coaching …

Employers Pay Workers More Where Sexual Harassment Risk Exists: Study

Female workers are six times more likely than male workers to experience sexual harassment on the job, according to a report out of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Vanderbilt University economist Joni Hersch has calculated the first measures of sexual harassment …

New York Jury Awards Guard $465,000 for Sexual Harassment

A federal jury has awarded a female correction officer in upstate New York $465,000 after she said she was sexually harassed by another guard. Amy Negron said a corporal at the Ulster County Jail cornered her, grabbed her genitals and …

Napa, Calif. Insurer Agrees to Settlement in Harassment Suit

A Napa insurance company has agreed to pay $230,000 to two female employees who claimed they were fired after complaining about sexual harassment. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Doctors Co. agreed to the settlement with Kimber Thompson, a former …

Iowa Military Base Worker Reinstated in Harassment Case

A woman who claims she was sexually harassed by a co-worker at an Iowa military base and fired after she complained will be paid $190,000 in damages and legal fees and reinstated under a legal settlement. Lindsie Bertrand claimed the …