- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A federal class action lawsuit says the City of Naples used an unwritten policy of targeting older female workers for termination when the city discriminated against and fired three veteran female employees.

The Naples Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/256ztBy) Susan Fabbrini, Karen Kateley and Jill Orstad claim they were victims of a years-old practice at the city to fire older female employees under the framework of “reorganization” or a “reduction of force.”

The lawsuit claims after Fabbrini and Kateley were abruptly fired from their lengthy tenures with the city’s building department last year, the department made new hires of younger, less-qualified workers.

City officials declined to discuss the details of the case and will have 20 days to respond.

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Information from: Naples (Fla.) Daily News, http://www.naplesnews.com

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