Woman Wins Sexual Harassment Case Against City, Mayor
Concord City Manager Rita Hardin won her sexual harassment suit against Concord and its former mayor, Byron Campbell. A federal court jury in San Francisco heard the seven-week retrial and awarded Hardin $1.3 million, concluding that Campbell had sexually harassed Hardin and forced her to resign in retaliation for her pursuing an investigation into his behavior. The jury also ruled against the city of Concord, who Hardin said tolerated Campbell's alleged behavior and made her work conditions unbearable when she spoke out against it.
Media Resources: The San Francisco Chronicle - April 18, 1996