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Feminist News


October-27-95

Detroit Ordered to Distribute $10.8 Million to Over 890 Female Police Officers and Job Applicants

A federal judge has approved a plan for the distribution of $10.8 million to settle a sex-discrimination suit filed against Detroit's police department. Judge Paul Gadola's ruling ends a twenty-two year long suit which includes over 890 women who comp lained of systematic discrimination against a class of women. When the suit was filed in 1973, the department required female officers to receive at least two years of college training while it didn't require any college training for men. Female officer s also received less pay then the men and lost promotions because of their sex.

Media Resources: Source: BNA'a Employment Discrimination Report - October 11, 1995