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Saipan company settles sexual harassment suit

July 3, 2013

SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands (AP) — An airport services provider for airlines servicing Saipan will pay $65,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday announced the settlement with Pacific Airport Services, Inc. The EEOC’s lawsuit claimed at least five female customer service agents were sexually harassed by their male supervisor while working at the Saipan International Airport between 2006 and 2007.

The EEOC alleged the women were subjected to sexual comments and advances, including requests to perform sexual acts. The supervisor allegedly grabbed and fondled the women.

The federal agency says at least one woman was forced to resign because of continued hostility.

In addition to paying the victims, the company agrees to various anti-harassment measures.

The company couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.