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Settlement Reached in 'Chick Flicks' Discrimination Suit

Sarah Hulbert worked as an executive assistant for the college's president, A. Clayton Spencer, for about a month in 2012 before she was terminated

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    Settlement Reached in 'Chick Flicks' Discrimination Suit
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    Bates College in Maine has settled a discrimination lawsuit with a former employee who claimed she was expected to engage in activities such as watching "chick flicks" with her boss.

    The Sun Journal reports 59-year-old Sarah Hulbert worked as an executive assistant for the college's president, A. Clayton Spencer, for about a month in 2012 before she was terminated.

    Hulbert's suit claimed she was "intentionally" treated differently from her male co-workers by being forced to jog and take tennis lessons with Spencer.

    After Hulbert resisted and was later fired, the lawsuit says a Bates human resources officer told her if Spencer had "discarded" her, then "no one else will wish to take you."

    A Bates spokesman says the school "strongly disagrees" with Hulbert's accusations.

    The terms of the settlement weren't disclosed.

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