The Sacramento Bee identified 92 sexual harassment settlements involving 24 state agencies and 10 university campuses.

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California has paid more than $25 million in the past three fiscal years to settle sexual harassment claims against the state and public universities, most of it paid by taxpayers.

That’s the finding of an investigation published Friday by the Sacramento Bee.

The newspaper identified 92 sexual harassment settlements involving 24 state agencies and 10 university campuses during the three years ending June 30, 2017.

The payouts ranged from $500 for a prison inmate to $10 million paid in 2016 by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to four wards at a state youth correctional facility. The young men said a male staff counselor coerced them into sex acts.

It’s unclear how the figure compares over time because the state does not officially track the costs sexual harassment cases.

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles

Weather Team
Goldstein Tipline
#CBSLA

Watch & Listen LIVE