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Sexual Harassment

Construction industry works to recruit women

Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she’s back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter.

September 16, 2014 6:49 pmLoading…

Former MSU-Northern provost denies harassment

HELENA — A former provost at Montana State University-Northern has denied allegations that she sexually harassed a dean who filed a complaint with the Montana Human Rights Bureau.

July 17, 2014 2:36 pmLoading…

Judge denies damages for Missoula police officer claiming sexual harassment

MISSOULA — A summary judgment filed by Ravalli County District Judge Jeffrey Langton last month denied damages in a lawsuit alleging that a female Missoula police officer sexually harassed a male subordinate last year.

November 23, 2013 11:30 amLoading…

Report on jail discrimination charge finds 'reasonable cause'

A state investigation into a former Yellowstone County jail detention officer’s discrimination complaint found “reasonable cause” to believe discrimination happened in two of the officer’s three complaints.

November 07, 2013 12:03 pmLoading…

Yellowstone County and former jail worker settle discrimination case for $101,500

Yellowstone County and a former jail detention officer recently settled a discrimination case for $101,500 after the employee alleged sexual harassment and discrimination because she is hearing-impaired.

November 04, 2013 3:02 pmLoading…
Human Rights complaint details allegations against former MHP chief

Human Rights complaint details allegations against former MHP chief

HELENA — A state trooper claims former Montana Highway Patrol chief Kenton Hickethier passed him over for promotions after he complained that Hickethier sexually harassed women and made a racist comment at a training conference, according to a complaint released by the state Wednesday.

September 11, 2013 2:47 pmLoading…

Great Falls beauty college closes after lawsuit

GREAT FALLS — A Great Falls cosmetology school that was sued last summer by 15 former students has closed.

September 06, 2013 11:30 amLoading…

Legal briefing: Attention employers: Are you prepared for new EEOC enforcement plan?

Earlier this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its “Strategic Enforcement Plan” for 2013-2016. The plan sets the following priorities for investigation, litigation by the EEOC:

September 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Wyoming releases confidential sections of investigation into former superintendent

Wyoming releases confidential sections of investigation into former superintendent

Six employees at the Wyoming Department of Education suffered stress-related health problems while working under the leadership of state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill, according to a previously confidential report released Tuesday.

July 16, 2013 11:45 pm Related Loading…

Missoula detective accuses female officer of groping 2nd co-worker

MISSOULA — A Missoula police officer who’s suing the department’s highest-ranking woman for sexual harassment has filed new court papers saying she also grabbed another officer’s butt.

May 22, 2013 7:31 amLoading…

Missoula sex crime detective files sexual harassment lawsuit

MISSOULA — A Missoula police detective who investigates Internet sex crimes has filed a lawsuit against the police department alleging a female officer sexually harassed him.

March 07, 2013 2:36 pmLoading…
Missoula police detective's lawsuit alleges sex harassment by lieutenant

Missoula police detective's lawsuit alleges sex harassment by lieutenant

MISSOULA — A Missoula police detective who investigates Internet sex crimes has filed a lawsuit alleging that the department’s highest-ranking female officer sexually harassed him by grabbing his rear end.

March 06, 2013 10:19 pm Related Loading…

Fallon County settles sexual harassment claim

Fallon County paid Justice of the Peace Nicole Brown $17,500 to settle a sexual-harassment claim she filed against a former commissioner and the county, according to documents ordered released in the case.

January 29, 2013 4:50 pmLoading…

Former students sue owners of Great Falls beauty college

GREAT FALLS - Fifteen former students of Dahl's College of Beauty in Great Falls have filed a federal lawsuit alleging they were expelled after complaining that the school failed to provide them with qualified instructors and that the school refused to refund tuition and fees of nearly $10,0…

August 22, 2012 9:23 amLoading…

School officials contend employee sex incidents are rare

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County School District administrators and school board trustees contend the district's number of sexually inappropriate incidents is not out of line for an organization its size, despite recent reports that incidents are widespread.

August 21, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Former Hardin mayor says she witnessed sexual harassment

Former Hardin Mayor Kim Hammond says she witnessed the Big Horn County undersheriff sexually harass a female city employee and she encouraged the woman to file a complaint.

June 28, 2012 4:45 pmLoading…

Hardin court clerk alleges harassment, retaliation

A female court clerk in Hardin has filed a lawsuit against the city and Big Horn County alleging that the former undersheriff sexually harassed her and officials did not properly respond to her complaints.

June 26, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…

Judge rebukes Lewistown judicial candidate

An attorney suing a Montana judge for assault even as she seeks to replace him on the bench has been sharply rebuked in another case and ordered to pay more than $15,000 in attorney fees.

June 08, 2012 3:25 pmLoading…

UM to consider requiring employees to report sex assaults on students

The University of Montana will consider a mandatory reporting policy for employees notified of a sexual assault involving a student.

February 07, 2012 9:10 pmLoading…

Report details former Frenchtown fire chief's alleged threats, sexual harassment

MISSOULA  -- Some employees and volunteers from the Frenchtown Rural Fire District painted former Frenchtown Rural Fire District chief John Bibler as a man who commonly referred to his time in Vietnam and "made it sound like killing people was just like breathing."

November 03, 2011 10:55 amLoading…

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