Columbia Must Acknowledge Part in Sexual Harassment Case

On Tuesday, a federal court ruled that by not properly investigating claims of sexual harassment by an employee, Columbia University implicitly condoned that behavior. The jury found that Columbia must pay Sharon Karibian $450,000.

Ms. Karibian had reported that her supervisor, Mark Urban, had threatened to cut her hours if she did not have and continue to have a sexual relationship with him. When she went to university officials, they failed to investigate the charges


The New York Times - February 15, 1996

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