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Riker’s Island sexual harassment case results in $1 million judgment

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A male corrections officer filed a sexual-harassment suit against the city of New York for sexual advances made by a female captain at Riker’s Island.

The captain allegedly invited the officer to spend the weekend at her house, sent an anonymous letter to his girlfriend saying the officer was cheating on her and yelled at him, asking why he never called her.

The captain denied the charges. The city asserted the behavior did not amount to a hostile environment, but the jury found otherwise—to the tune of a cool $1 million. 

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