Friday, September 3, 2010

City's Settlement with Firefighters Costs About $850,000

Two female firefighters who made charges of sexual
harassment and discrimination against at the Westbrook Fire Department will
receive a total of about $850,000 between them in separate settlements with the
city. The payments to firefighters Lisa Theberge and Kathy Rogers, who made
their claims two years ago and subsequently filed state and federal lawsuits
against the city, will be for lost compensation such as overtime and sick time,
damages, attorney's fees and other costs. In exchange, the firefighters will
drop their legal claims against the city. Of the total payment to settle the
claims of the two women, the city of Westbrook is responsible for nearly
$228,000 or about 27 percent. The city's insurance carrier, the Maine Municipal
Association, will cover the remainder, which is about $620,000 or 73
- John C.L. Morgan

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