Maersk to seek settlement in harassment cases – could lead to million-dollar compensation for two women

Maersk has put a much-debated court case regarding rape and sexual harassment aboard one of its vessels on hold to negotiate a settlement. The carrier has been sued by former ship cadet Hope Hicks and another woman for failing to protect them against assaults.

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A lawsuit launched by two women against Maersk in two rape and sexual harassment cases aboard the same Maersk ship has taken another turn.

At the end of August, Maersk has asked the Supreme Court of the State of New York to pause the legal case until Nov. 18, ShippingWatch has learned.

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