Sexual Misconduct

Woman, CW apparently settle suit over alleged retaliation for reporting sexual harassment

Woman, CW apparently settle suit over alleged retaliation for reporting sexual harassment

Nearly six months after a Williamsburg woman sued the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for alleged retaliation after she reported workplace sexual harassment decades ago, the two sides have reached an undisclosed settlement.

Judge Hannah Lauck of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, signed off on a joint motion to dismiss the case with prejudice after the two parties reached a settlement, according to a court order filed Monday.

Vernell Sutherland and the foundation will each pay their own costs and legal fees, the order said.

A Colonial Williamsburg Foundation spokesman declined to comment. Sutherland’s attorneys did not return multiple requests...

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