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Madison mayor OK with $80K to end harassment claim

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Madison mayor says he approves of an $80,000 settlement with a former city worker who claims she was sexually harassed on the job and then fired.

  Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said Tuesday he won't review the settlement the city reached last month with former employee Michelle Heimann.

  The 31-year-old from Sun Prairie filed claims with the state and city last year alleging that a city attorney sexually harassed her.

  She says he later became her foreman and then fired her after she refused to have sex with him.

  The state found probably cause that she was fired due to sex discrimination.

  She says she only wanted her job back, not money, but the settlement prohibits her from ever working for the city again.

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