2nd Nevada Investigator Wins Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The second of two Nevada female forensic investigators who sued the Washoe County sheriff's office for gender discrimination has won a $124,000 settlement for alleged violations of federal equal pay laws.
A federal judge dismissed the civil suit last week after Toni Leal-Olsen and Washoe County reached the settlement.
The county agreed to pay her more than $102,000 in back pay and pension credit plus nearly $22,000 in attorney fees and costs.
Both sides said the compromise settlement is not "an admission of any liability or obligation."
The county agreed last year to pay $62,000 to Leal-Olsen's co-plaintiff, Marci Margritier.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Reno in July 2017 said two male counterparts were paid base salaries $10,000 higher for the same jobs under the same conditions.