After years of harassment, settlement in flasher case

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Biewer Wisconsin Sawmill has agreed to settle sexual harassment complaints brought by two female employees alleging a male co-worker repeatedly exposed himself to them over the course of several years.

Biewer, which has a manufacturing and distribution outlet in Seneca, failed to deal with the complaints promptly and stepped in only after Billy J. Decker was convicted of lewd and lascivious behavior for exposing himself to co-worker Verna Weber.

Weber and fellow employee, Patricia Stade, will receive $55,000 as part of the settlement. Additionally, the company will train its supervisors and HR personnel about how to avoid sexual harassment.

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