Correction: AccuWeather-Sexual Bias Settlement story

ABC News | 1/1/2014 | Staff
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In the headline on a story Feb. 12 about AccuWeather, The Associated Press erroneously characterized a $290,000 payment by the company to resolve allegations by the U.S. Labor Department of sexual harassment of female employees. The company agreed to make the payment before any enforcement proceedings were held. It was not a fine.

A corrected version of the story is below:

STATE - COLLEGE - Pa - AP - AccuWeather

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — AccuWeather, whose former CEO is President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee the government weather forecasting and ocean science agency, agreed to pay $290,000 after female employees complained of sexual harassment.

The family-run weather company's conciliation agreement was published in June after an investigation by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and first reported Monday by The Centre Daily Times.

Barry - Myers - CEO - AccuWeather - January

Barry Myers, who stepped down as CEO of AccuWeather in January, was nominated to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in October 2017. His nomination was resubmitted last month.

The federal oversight agency found AccuWeather, based in State College, Pennsylvania, discriminated against female employees by subjecting them to sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. It also found that AccuWeather didn't exercise reasonable care to prevent harassment. The agreement did not give details.

AccuWeather - Allegations - Number - Changes - Part

AccuWeather denies the allegations but said it will make a number of changes as part of the agreement, including training managers on how to prevent and identify harassment. No one is mentioned by name in the agreement.

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