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Pennsylvania-Based AccuWeather To Pay $290K Over Sexual Discrimination

Carolyn Kaster
In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, photo, anchor Kate Bilo works in an open-air green screen studio on the forecast operations floor at AccuWeather in State College, Pa.

AccuWeather has agreed to pay $290,000 after a federal oversight agency found the company subjected female workers to sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.

AccuWeather's former CEO Barry Myers is President Donald Trump's nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Centre Daily Times reports the conciliation agreement was published in June after an investigation by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

The agency also found the private weather forecasting company, based in State College, Pennsylvania, didn't exercise reasonable care to prevent the harassment.

AccuWeather will pay dozens of women as part of a settlement.

At least four women had received payment by the time the agreement was signed in June by AccuWeather President Joel Myers. At least 35 others have opted into the settlement.

AccuWeather denies the allegations.