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Chapman University Settles Sex Discrimination Case For $175K

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ORANGE (AP) — A federal agency says Chapman University has agreed to pay $175,000 to settle a sex discrimination case over a film professor’s failure to obtain tenure.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday that the Orange County university would pay $175,000 to professor Lynn Hamrick and provide training on sex discrimination to employees at the film school.

The school also agreed to create a hotline and report future instances of discrimination to the agency.

The EEOC says that Hamrick alleged she was denied tenure in 2007 because she is a woman. She had worked as assistant professor at the Orange, Calif.-based school since 1999.

Chapman denies the allegations and says the school’s tenure review of Hamrick was appropriate. The school says it decided to resolve the case to avoid litigation.

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