The State of Iowa has reached a settlement in a lawsuit with a former staff member for Iowa Senate Republicans.

The state has agreed to pay Kirsten Anderson a little more than one million dollars, along with  $705,000 in legal fees. The former communications director for Iowa Senate Republicans sued after being fired just hours after she had filed complaints about alleged sexual harassment on the job.

A Polk County jury awarded Anderson $2.2 million dollars in July, but with the settlement the state drops any appeal of the case and ends what could have been many more months of legal action.

The State Appeal Board will meet Monday to vote on approval of the settlement.