- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - The state Human Rights Commission has found Montana State University-Northern responsible for both discriminating against and retaliating against a dean.

The Havre Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1klxLux ) the commission’s ruling on Friday overturned a hearings officer’s finding in May that Randy Bachmeier, Northern’s Dean of Extended University, had not been subjected to sexual discrimination.

Commissioners found that former Provost Rosalyn Templeton subjected Templeton to unwanted touching and that the university retaliated against him when he filed a Human Rights complaint about it.

However, the commission reduced from $75,000 to $20,000 the damages awarded Bachmeier for the retaliation. It sent the case back to the hearings office for a finding that Bachmeier was discriminated against and to award damages for that discrimination.

___

Information from: Havre Daily News, https://www.havredailynews.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide