According to Allegheny Times
, in 2000, a female Neville Township police dispatcher filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, complaining of sex discrimination over police department hiring of part-time police officers, choosing two male candidates with less experience, against the Township of Neville. Specifically, she alleged that the reason she was not hired was her gender.
The charge was filed with the EEOC, under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. The EEOC found reasonable cause to believe that the plaintiff was discriminated against. After no satisfactory conciliation agreement was secured, the charge was referred to the DOJ.
The United States alleged gender discrimination against the complainant when she was not hired for the position of the part-time police officer in the Police Department, and when the defendant failed or refused to take appropriate action to remedy the effects of such discrimination.
The United States and the Township entered into a settlement agreement in 2007. Under the agreement, the Township agreed to implement selection procedures for full-time and part-time procedures in full compliance with Title VII, including, among others, advertising job openings and listing the minimum qualifications. The complainant was offered the position of the part-time police officer with a remedial seniority date of April 13, 2000, including salaries and benefits, and monetary damages in the amount of $15,000. Zhandos Kuderin - 07/08/2014