City Settles Harassment Claim for $50,000

From Times Wire Reports

The city of Oakland will pay $50,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim against Jacques Barzaghi, Mayor Jerry Brown's closest advisor, whose alleged comments to a female employee led to his three-week suspension.

The employee, Nereyda Lopez de Bowden, agreed to settle the case because she did not want to go through a difficult trial, her lawyer said. Lopez de Bowden also plans to resign as part of the settlement.

The City Council is expected to approve the settlement, probably at its July 10 meeting.

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