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L.A. to pay $75,000 to end harassment lawsuit by ex-aide to Englander
L.A. to pay $75,000 to end harassment lawsuit by ex-aide to Englander

Los Angeles has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former aide to City Councilman Mitchell Englander who claimed she was repeatedly subjected to sexual comments and inappropriate jokes while working in his office, officials said Tuesday. The city's Claims Board voted 3 to 0 Monday to make the payment to Melody Jaramillo, a field deputy in Englander's office from February 2012 to April 2013. Jaramillo had alleged in her lawsuit that Englander chief of staff John Lee repeatedly engaged in harassment and discrimination -- and that nothing was done when she complained. She also accused the councilman of making sexually inappropriate remarks when she expressed...

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