- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego will pay $68,000 to settle a 12-year-old lawsuit claiming discrimination against unmarried retired employees.

U-T San Diego reports (https://bit.ly/1zRWo7Q ) the City Council approved the settlement unanimously on Tuesday.

The litigation spanned two federal lawsuits and one at the state level.

The suits were filed on behalf of Janet Wood, a single woman and a 32-year city employee. She claims the spousal benefit discriminates against single people because it’s a subsidy she isn’t eligible for.

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Information from: U-T San Diego, https://www.utsandiego.com

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