Deputy who sued for height bias receives $215K

A Michigan county has agreed to pay $215,000 to a part-time sheriff's deputy who says she was denied full-time work because she's a 4-foot-7 woman.
AP Wire
Mar 14, 2014

Saginaw County reached the settlement Feb. 19 toward the end of a civil trial. The Saginaw News reported Thursday that it obtained the amount of the settlement through a state Freedom of Information Act request.

Bryce was hired for part-time work in 2010 and about a year later was considered for a full-time deputy's job. She says she was discriminated against based on her sex and height.

County Controller Robert Belleman said the county settled to avoid paying more money if it lost the case. He said it doesn't admit bias.

Bryce waives any claim to a job under the settlement.

Comments

TooMuch

Should have taken it to court if that was the only reason. Height is not a protected group in the State of Michigan. $215k is a lot of money just to make her go away. Guess they shouldn't have hired her at all.

Tri-cities realist

Well if she can't see over the steering wheel... :-S

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