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Yakima County settles misconduct suit against coroner

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YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -

(AP) - Yakima County officials have agreed pay $150,000 plus mediation costs to an employee who claimed in a suit she was sexually harassed by the county coroner.
  
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports county commissioners approved the settlement Tuesday in which the county and Coroner Jack Hawkins do not admit any wrongdoing.
  
A woman filed the suit in May 2017, claiming Hawkins made unwanted sexual advances toward her.
  
The woman's attorney Bill Pickett says the settlement was a satisfactory resolution. He says his client continues to work for the county but in a different department.
  
Commission Chairman Ron Anderson declined to comment on the settlement.
  
Hawkins has worked as the county coroner since 2009.
  
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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

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4/4/2018 12:16:10 PM (GMT -7:00)

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