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Report: Maine Taxpayers Spent $2M to Settle Workplace Behavior Cases
12/19/2012   Reported By: Jennifer Mitchell

Nearly $2 million of taxpayer money: That's the amount that the state has spent settling harassment or discrimination cases brought by state employees against their fellow workers over the past 10 years. Nearly half of all cases came from two departments: Corrections and Public Safety, which includes the state police. Over the course of the past year, three reporters at the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting have been combing through, compiling and analyzing public documents relating to those settlements. Two of them, Naomi Schalit and John Christie, speak with MPBN's Jennifer Mitchell about the center's investigation.

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MPBN's Jennifer Mitchell speaks with Naomi Schalit and John Christie of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the center's investigative report on the costs to taxpayers of settling harrassment or discrimination cases brought by state employees against their fellow workers over the past decade.


 

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