Star Tribune to settle sexual harassment suit


The Star Tribune plans to pay more than $300,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to the Associated Press

We reported on the suit in September. The suit arose from the paper's Heritage Facility mailroom where female employees said men would harass them with propositions for sex, sexual comments and suggestive conduct.

More from the AP:
If the court approves the settlement, the Star Tribune will pay between $305,000 and $325,000, depending on the number of women who step forward. Women who worked in the mailroom at the Heritage Facility between August 2005 and the present may be entitled to some of the settlement money. The newspaper is also agreeing to take steps to prevent sexual harassment in that mailroom in the future. A message left with the newspaper's public relations office was not immediately returned.