Colorado City Settles Discrimination Claim from Former Employee

June 28, 2016

The city of Boulder, Colo. has agreed to pay $64,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee who says she was discriminated against after coming out as a lesbian.

The Daily Camera reported that city officials on Friday said Boulder has reached an agreement with former Parks and Recreation employee Sally Dieterich, and will make a payment for emotional distress damages and attorney fees. Both sides agreed not to disparage one another.

The settlement ends a lawsuit filed in March in U.S. District Court that claims a former supervisor began treating Dieterich differently after she announced she had married her partner. The lawsuit, now dropped, claimed that the supervisor asked Dieterich to stop working with her and led to her being placed on paid leave.

SettlementThe settlement must be approved by the City Council.

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