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Where there are shredders, there are probably copiers, too

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

Bay County Property Appraiser Rick Barnett resigned after settling sexual harassment complaints with two female employees.

One employee claimed Barnett gave her a handwritten letter detailing explicit sexual acts he would like to perform with her. She returned the letter and they shredded the document together.

But not before the woman made a copy, which was later leaked to the press. The women will receive $160,000, the bulk coming from the Florida Association of Counties Trust, with the remainder paid by Barnett and the appraiser’s office.  

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