Louisiana has spent $1.3M to settle sexual harassment claims

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana has paid at least $1.3 million to settle more than two dozen sexual harassment claims since mid-2009.
Some of the allegations were made against college professors, judges and a former state lawmaker.
The money was paid through Louisiana’s self-insurance program, the Office of Risk Management. Data was provided to The Associated Press and other media outlets in response to public records requests.
Payments range from $5,500 for a claim involving a Grambling State University professor to $150,000 for a claim against a New Orleans judge.
A $50,000 payment was made to settle a claim against a Baton Rouge area lawmaker who resigned in 2013.
The information doesn’t include details of the conduct alleged.

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