Appeals court blasts Alabama university in harassment ruling

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Alabama State University lost its appeal of a sexual harassment ruling in which three former employees were awarded more than $1 million.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday issued a 23-page ruling upholding a Montgomery district court's ruling granting Jacqueline Weatherly, Cynthia Williams and Lydia Burkhalter back pay and lost wages.

The three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit also slammed the university for creating and condoning a hostile work environment.

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