SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Syracuse mortuary school has settled a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit with the New York State Attorney General's office.
The lawsuit was originally filed back in 2011 on behalf of several of the school's students and employees. The suit alleged that Simmons Institute of Funeral Services and its president and CEO Maurice Wightman practiced sexual harassment of female students and pregnancy discrimination in education and employment.
Simmons Institute has agreed to pay $30,000 in restitution to students and employees who filed complaints.
The school will also implement reforms that will ensure it provides a safe environment for all students moving forward.