Firefighting, Legal

Ohio Firefighter Awarded Nearly $1 Million

A central Ohio township will pay nearly $900,000 to a former firefighter to resolve a sexual-harassment lawsuit, reports the Associated Press.
 
The Columbus Dispatch reports that the settlement between Orange Township and Rachel Peters also calls for reinstating the firefighter to her job this fall. The agreement includes damages, back pay and attorney fees.
 
Peters in 2010 sued the township and her supervisor, Fire Lt. Keith Myers, alleging she had been harassed and fired because she is a woman.
 
A jury awarded her more than $1.7 million in March. Most of the money was to be paid by the township. Myers was ordered to pay $75,000.
 
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