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Posted On: February 2, 2011 by Peter M. LaSorsa

Female Sheriff Gets $211,000 In Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Tera White a female sheriff's sergeant was awarded $211,700 today by a jury in her sexual harassment lawsuit. According to published accounts White was subjected to sexual harassment by the county which employed her and by her supervisor Lt. Patrick Valdez. The sexual harassment included being asked out on dates to unwanted physical touching to two kisses.

White complained to management but nothing was done to stop the sexual harassment. In fact White was transferred to a job normally held by interns after she complained of the sexual harassment. This large amount of money by the jury sends a clear message that she was in fact the victim of sexual harassment and that the county should change its policies.

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