Women who challenged their employers, and won

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An American jury awarded $A7.2 million to Brenda Lee, a female firefighter who challenged the Los Angeles Fire Department over harassment due to being African American and a lesbian. Lee claimed she was the target of derogatory comments, unsafe exercises and even had urine mixed into her mouthwash. A fellow colleague received $A1.99 million after claiming he was forced to retire after supporting Lee's case.

An American jury awarded $A7.2 million to Brenda Lee, a female firefighter who challenged the Los Angeles Fire Department over harassment due to being African American and a lesbian. Lee claimed she was the target of derogatory comments, unsafe exercises and even had urine mixed into her mouthwash. A fellow colleague received $A1.99 million after claiming he was forced to retire after supporting Lee's case.

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