Settlement in New York Domestic Violence Case May Set Broader Precedent

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Jodi Porter was sent home from work as a saleswoman at Bon-Ton and told not to return until she had a protective order against her husband.

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WASHINGTON — The New York State attorney general has reached a potentially significant settlement with Bon-Ton Stores, which has more than 200 department stores across the northern part of the country, over a workplace discrimination complaint filed by a victim of domestic violence.

The settlement, to be announced on Thursday, stems from an incident in early October at the…

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