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Ocean City, MD, Discrimination Settlement

Ocean City, MD: (May-24-08) Sgt. Dale Marshall and former officer Sgt. Kathleen Braeuninger brought a lawsuit against Ocean City, alleging that the city discriminated against them on the basis of their age. The suit, brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of the officers, stated that the two were denied advanced training and promotion because they were nearing retirement age. Sources stated that the two sides reached a settlement agreement in the suit, in which the city agreed to pay $40,000 in back wages to the officers. Records indicate that Braeuninger has since retired. Apart from the monetary payout, the deal also requires the mayor, Town Council, town manager and members of the police department to get training in age discrimination.

[WJZ: O.C. Settles Officers' Age Discrimination Claim]

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Published on May-27-08


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