Kansas City settles another discrimination claim

Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:14 AM by The Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Council has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a discrimination complaint from a former water department manager.

The council agreed to the settlement Thursday for Mable Ramey-Moore, who claimed she was discriminated against when she was laid off in May 2013 from the water department.

The Kansas City Star reports the city has paid nearly $3.4 million to settle discrimination claims from city workers since July 2013.

Ramey-Moore, a 62-year-old black woman who worked for the city for 17 years, was laid off after a reorganization of the water department and layoffs in other city departments. She had received positive evaluations throughout her career.

The city's legal department recommended the settlement, saying a jury could believe race, age, and/or gender contributed to her dismissal.

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