Jury awards $285,000 to woman who sued CU | SummitDaily.com

Jury awards $285,000 to woman who sued CU

DENVER- A jury on Thursday awarded $285,000 to a woman who sued the University of Colorado alleging former professor R. Igor Gamow forced her to have sex with him.Dana Ruehlman filed a lawsuit in 2002 against the CU Board of Regents alleging that Gamow, who taught chemical engineering, sexually harassed her when she was a research assistant. Her suit had sought unspecified damages.Ruehlman alleged the university harbored a hostile work environment and took no action against Gamow, despite other allegations of sexual harassment against him.CU officials said in a prepared statement that it had not yet decided whether to appeal.”While the university respects the jury’s verdict, it disagrees with and is disappointed by its ultimate conclusion that Dr. Ruehlman was sexually harassed in the course of her employment.

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