- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - A jury in New Jersey has awarded a black professor who claimed she was harassed and discriminated against because of her race and religion more than $2 million in punitive and compensatory damages.

Althea Hylton-Lindsay sued William Paterson University in 2013, claiming a new dean took away her responsibilities and made harassing comments.

The Record reports (https://bit.ly/1sEEKmm ) jurors determined Hylton-Lindsay she was discriminated against and subjected to hostility at work.

Hylton-Lindsay said the school never investigated her harassment claims, and instead removed her in 2012 from her position as the chairwoman of the Department of Secondary and Middle School Education. She says the harassment caused her to suffer from anxiety and depression.

The school’s lawyers say Hylton-Lindsay was removed because she didn’t work well with the new dean.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com


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