Jury Says Student Was Harassed But Doesn't Award Damages

Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 8:49 PM EDT) -- A jury found in favor of a former University of Minnesota Ph.D. student Thursday on her claim of a hostile work environment stemming from sexual harassment by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientist who was her mentor, but it concluded that her damages don’t have a monetary value.

According to a redacted verdict, the jury sided with Stephanie Jenkins on her hostile work environment claim based on sexual harassment against FWS scientist Ted Swem yet found that Jenkins’ damages for the claim were nominal and...
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Case Information

Case Title

Jenkins v. University of Minnesota, The et al

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Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


John R. Tunheim

Date Filed

June 24, 2013

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