Wash. firefighter harassment case strikes settlement

Charges said that woman's recruitment officer asked during her interview if she 'enjoyed being watched while she had sex'


By David Sherfinski
The Washington Times

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Wash. — A former firefighter has settled with Fairfax County over a high-profile sexual harassment case that included charges that the woman's recruitment officer asked during her interview if she "enjoyed being watched while she had sex."

The little-noticed settlement, reached in March, came nearly a year after a jury awarded Mary Getts Bland $250,000. The county appealed the award, and U.S. District Judge James C. Cacheris reduced it to $50,000.

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