Law Firm Conciliates with EEOC Regarding Sexual and Gender Discrimination Charge

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A former assistant in an office of the law firm of Sherman & Howard LLC filed a charge of discrimination with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Denver Field Office.  Allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 were included in the charge.

The law firm conducted an internal investigation and implemented remedial measures when it became aware of the allegations.  The EEOC, upon receipt of the charge, conducted a separate investigation and determined that a violation of Title VII had occurred. The firm fully cooperated with the agency’s investigation. Although the firm has denied any wrongdoing or liability, it has agreed to an end relief that has been allocated to back pay and compensatory damages at the request of the charging party. The firm has also agreed to continue conducting its recurring sexual harassment training to its employees.

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