Community College of Balt. Co. settles age discrimination suit

College agrees to pay $50,000 to employee

June 21, 2010|By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun

The Community College of Baltimore County has agreed to pay $50,000 and provide other relief to settle an age-discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Monday.

The lawsuit accused the college of failing to hire Sheri Chosak as a part-time adviser for English as a second language at its Owings Mills campus because she was 60 years old. Chosak has been a registration clerk at the Owings Mills campus since 2001.

In addition to compensating Chosak, the settlement requires the college to provide at least two hours of mandatory training on preventing age discrimination and federal anti-discrimination laws to all managers at its Owings Mills campus.

University officials could not be reached for comment.

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