Store owner liable for hostile work environment
April 18, 2011
A State administrative law judge held a hearing on the matter and found that Dowler's allegations were supported by the evidence. The Commission adopted the judge's findings and ordered the Goldstream General Store to provide back pay and front pay to Dowler in the amount of $76,853, including interest.
The Alaska Commission for Human Rights is the State agency responsible for enforcing Alaska's civil rights laws, which prohibit discrimination because of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy, or parenthood. The Commission is made up of seven members appointed by the Governor. The Commission employs a staff to receive and investigate complaints of discrimination.
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