A judge is refusing to reduce the $8.1 million verdict against a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor and one of its employees.
Mission Support Alliance and manager Steve Young also had asked for a new trial, but were denied.
The Tri-City Herald reported that Judge Doug Federspiel on Wednesday declined to reduce the $2.1 million award for lost wages, and the $6 million award for emotional harm in the civil case.
Julie Atwood, a former manager at Mission Support Alliance, filed a lawsuit claiming discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge.
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She contended she was forced out when she told company investigators that they should be looking into the actions of her boss, Young, as they were interviewing her about a complaint filed against her.