- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Sioux City and its former city manager Paul Eckert have agreed to settle in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against them by an employee.

The city on Wednesday announced the $300,000 settlement with Brittany Scott, who sued in July 2013, claiming she was denied a full-time administrative assistant position in retaliation for her complaints about Eckert. The case was scheduled to go to trial next week.

Scott has said Eckert made sexual advances beginning in 2000, and that he retaliated by demoting her when she told council members. Eckert has maintained that the allegations are unfounded.

Stan Munger, Scott’s attorney, tells the Sioux City Journal (https://bit.ly/1HFTQwv ) that Scott is satisfied with the outcome. The city says the lawsuit’s conclusion allows city leaders to return their focus to other matters.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com


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