The San Jose Mercury News has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a same-sex haraassment lawsuit involving a man who said he endured sexual comments and touching from a mailroom supervisor, the Chronicle reports. The victim, Mark Newton, issued a statement saying he is a middle-aged, white male who was married with children. “The harassment I faced at work is something no one should have to go through, male or female. It was very destructive,” he said. As part of a consent decree signed Friday by U.S. Magistrate Howard Lloyd, the newspaper must reissue its sexual-harassment policy to employees and supervisors, and all mailroom workers and managers must undergo two hours of training regarding sexual harassment and retaliation, the Chronicle reported. [Mercury News version] [San Jose Business Journal version]

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