The University of New Jersey settles the sex discrimination lawsuit for the employee for $ 145,000

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A New Jersey University employee wins a $ 145,000 settlement after accusing ex-top official of ‘sexually harassing her by having her play 20 questions, kiss her and text her on vacation’

  • Bergen Community College settled the lawsuit with the employee after she accused ex-executive vice president Brian Agnew, 39, of sexually harassing her
  • A federal dismissed the lawsuit after the college and employee agreed to the settlement
  • Court documents did not disclose the settlement amount, but NorthJersey.com reported it to be $ 145,000
  • Agnew, who left college around the same time the lawsuit was filed, allegedly tried to kiss the employee, according to the lawsuit
  • The sex discrimination lawsuit accused Agnew of letting the employee play ’20 questions’ and text her on vacation

Bergen Community College last month settled the lawsuit with the unnamed employee after she accused former executive vice president Brian Agnew, 39, of sexually harassing her

Bergen Community College last month settled the lawsuit with the unnamed employee after she accused former executive vice president Brian Agnew, 39, of sexually harassing her

A university in New Jersey has settled a lawsuit against a former top sex official for $ 145,000 after claiming that he sexually harassed her by making her play “ 20 questions ” and trying to kiss her.

Bergen Community College settled the lawsuit with the unnamed employee last month after she accused former executive vice president Brian Agnew, 39, of sexually harassing her.

A federal dismissed the lawsuit after the college and employee agreed to the settlement. Court documents did not disclose the settlement amount, however NorthJersey.com reported it to be $ 145,000.

Agnew, who left the college around the same time the lawsuit was filed, allegedly tried to kiss the employee, the lawsuit said.

The employee claimed she was forced to play 20 Questions with Agnew because she feared she would lose her job.

The lawsuit states that some of the questions she was asked during the game included, “ Have you ever cheated on your husband, ” “ What’s your favorite sex position, ” “ Do you find other men on campus attractive? ” have you ever messed up? with someone else in college, “do you find me attractive” and “can I trust you? ‘

A federal dismissed the lawsuit after the college and employee agreed to the settlement.  Court documents did not disclose the settlement amount, but NorthJersey.com reported it to be $ 145,000

A federal dismissed the lawsuit after the college and the employee agreed to the settlement.  Court documents did not disclose the settlement amount, but NorthJersey.com reported it to be $ 145,000

A federal dismissed the lawsuit after the college and employee agreed to the settlement. Court documents did not disclose the settlement amount, but NorthJersey.com reported it to be $ 145,000

Agnew, who left college around the same time the lawsuit was filed, allegedly tried to kiss the employee, according to the lawsuit

Agnew, who left college around the same time the lawsuit was filed, allegedly tried to kiss the employee, according to the lawsuit

Agnew, who left college around the same time the lawsuit was filed, allegedly tried to kiss the employee, according to the lawsuit

The lawsuit also alleged that he had asked the employee personal questions, including whether her “ marriage was difficult, ” repeatedly asking her to meet on her day off, and texting her while on vacation.

One time when the employee told Agnew that she had been interviewed by another institution, he said to her, “I thought you were going to tell me you were secretly in love with me.”

According to the gender discrimination lawsuit, other women at the college were also victims of similar alleged harassment.

The lawsuit alleged that the college and HR department had not properly investigated him before he was hired.

Agnew was hired by the college in January 2019, and the employee said the harassment began immediately.

The employee said the harassment eventually caused her to have panic attacks at work and she left college in October 2019.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Agnew now works as a motivational speaker, executive coach and diversity and inclusion strategist.

Following the settlement, the college issued a statement saying, “We are consistently reviewing our operational protocols and practices to continuously improve to support our students, faculty, staff and community.”

Agnew was hired by the college in January 2019, and the employee said the harassment began immediately

Agnew was hired by the college in January 2019, and the employee said the harassment began immediately

According to his LinkedIn profile, Agnew now works as a motivational speaker, executive coach and diversity and inclusion strategist

According to his LinkedIn profile, Agnew now works as a motivational speaker, executive coach and diversity and inclusion strategist

Agnew was hired by the college in January 2019, and the employee said the harassment began immediately

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