Jail guard in Pittsburgh wins settlement in retaliation case

A black female jail guard in Pittsburgh has settled her federal lawsuit in which she alleged that officials of the Allegheny County jail retaliated against her for winning an earlier discrimination claim. Florence Taylor filed a race and gender discrimination complaint in 2007 alleging she was passed over for promotion to sergeant. An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation substantiated her claim and the county agreed to promote her in 2008 to settle the claim. Taylor then claimed in the lawsuit that officials moved her from assignment to assignment until they found one with which she had problems so they could demote her. A second EEOC investigation substantiated that claim, the lawsuit says. The county denied that it retaliated against Taylor. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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