Iowa will pay $ 4.15 million to end a case of agency harassment

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The latest to date, in the state of Iowa, has paid $ 4.15 million for the resolution of two complaints of sexual harassment:

2:45 p.m.

The state of Iowa will pay $ 4.15 million to two executive branch employees who have been sexually harassed for years by an agency manager who was a longtime friend of the governor Kim Reynolds.

The money will go to former Iowa Finance Authority Business Development Director, Beth Mahaffey, and her current communications director, Ashley Jared.

The state appeal board voted 2-1 to approve the offers Monday afternoon. The auditor, Rob Sand, disagreed, saying that Jamison and not taxpayers should be required to pay.

The two women went last year to the governor's office to expose in detail the sexual harassment and hostile work environment that they endured under the executive director of Iowa Finance Authority, Dave Jamison.

The state will pay $ 2.35 million in cash and monthly pensions to Mahaffey, 53, who quit her job and moved last year after complaining about Jamison's behavior. Another $ 1.8 million will go to Ashley Jared, 35, director of communications for the Iowa Finance Authority.

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The state of Iowa has provisionally agreed to pay $ 4.15 million to two executive branch employees who have been sexually harassed for years by a branch manager, a longtime friend of Governor Kim Reynolds.

The settlement agreements released Monday by the state show that the money would go to the former director of business development of the Iowa Finance Authority, Beth Mahaffey, and its current director of communications , Ashley Jared.

The state's appeal board will consider the approval of tenders on Monday afternoon.

The two women went last year to the governor's office to expose in detail the sexual harassment and hostile work environment that they endured under the executive director of Iowa Finance Authority, Dave Jamison.

The agreements provide that the state pays $ 2.35 million in cash and monthly annuities to Mahaffey, 53, who quit her job and moved last year after complaining about the Jamison's behavior. Another $ 1.8 million would go to Ashley Jared, 35, director of communications for the Iowa Finance Authority.